The Flight From Conversation By The End Of 2015 Essay

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By the end of 2015, kids will own a smart phone before owning a pair of roller skates. Kids will have sent twenty-thousand texts to one another before going outside to play a game of kick ball. Teenagers will cry over an opened Snapchat without a reply from their significant other before shedding a single tear over three undone homework assignments for their English class. Grandparents will have annoyed their teen-grandchildren to the point of no return over the cute article they had shared to them through Facebook, explaining how to bake a cake that looks identical to a football; perfect for any tailgate party. Things like Facebook, texting, snapchat, and other social media have made society become dependent on their smart phones to be able to function in everyday life occurrences.
The public have become increasing dependent on their smart phones to get them through their everyday life tasks. One task being communicating with other humans over technology, that way they aren’t forced to have a conversation with someone in real-life. In the article, “The Flight from Conversation”, the author Sherry Turkle explained her point of view with the constant use of technology as well as the consquences in trading conversations for real-life people for texting and meeting one another online. She says, “…But they don’t. E-mail, Twitter, Facebook, all of these have their places — in politics, commerce, romance and friendship. But no matter how valuable, they do not substitute for…

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