Essay about Technology Undermines Communication Or Does It Enhance It?

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Introduction It is the year 2016 and mankind has come so far, from the days of letter writing to telegrams and the invention of the telephone. We have achieved so much with the help of technology, allowing us to have the means to easily communicate with someone half way around the world at any given time. However, some may argue that technology has actually brought people apart rather than bringing them together. Today, I will attempt to find out whether technology undermines communication or does it enhance it.
Mobile phones We live in an age whereby technology has allowed us to create mobile phones that are not only lighter, slimmer and smaller compare to their predecessors but is also capable of many other functions. With the help of mobile phones, communicating has become so much more convenient. Gone are the days whereby one has to search for a payphone or only able to make a phone call from their home telephone. We are now able to make a call or send a text message to anyone anywhere around the world, to top it off, the process is done almost instantly. With the aid of technology, most mobile phones are now equipped with a camera, allowing users to take pictures with their phones and share it over their phones with friends and family. On top of that, users are even able to have face to face conversations via the use of applications such as skype or facetime and the aid of the camera on their mobile phones. From only having an audio conversation when talking through…

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