What Are The Negative Effects Of Technology

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“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The World will have a generation of idiots.” (Albert Einstein) The world we live in today is full of technology. A world full of huge screens right in front of our faces. We are constantly bombarded with the newest cell phones and gadgets. No one can deny how much technology has helped the world, how many lives it has saved, and how many problems it has solved. Although it has helped many people, it has a lot of negative effects on our society today. Technology is extremely helpful in our society, it helps one to communicate quickly and easily, but it also has hurt the need for meaningful face to face communication. One of the main reasons that technology is so useful is its …show more content…
In our society more and more people are using their phones instead of communication face to face. People would rather send a text than talk to someone on the phone. Some people say that how we communicate doesn’t affect us. Whether we send a text, call, FaceTime, Skype, or talk in person. They would say that as long as communication takes place that it shouldn’t affect us. But many experts would disagree. (Irvine, 1) “In most extreme cases, she’s noticed that more students don’t look her in the eye and have trouble with the basics of direct conversation--habits that, she says, will not serve them as well as the enter a world where many of their elders still expect an in-person conversation, or at the very least a phone call.” (Irvine, 1) Janet Sternberg conducted her studies at Fordham University over the past few years. She has found that because of technology some people can no longer communicate adequately in person. She believes that because of this they will not be able to communicate with older generations as well because they are more accustomed to face to face communication. As helpful as technology is, it does pull us apart from our in person communication. It hurts our relationships that we have with people. The relationships that we do have lack deeper connection as well if one only learns about a person through text. Technology is very …show more content…
In our society more and more people are using their phones instead of communication face to face. People would rather send a text than talk to someone on the phone. Some people say that how we communicate doesn’t affect us. Whether we send a text, call, FaceTime, Skype, or talk in person. They would say that as long as communication takes place that it shouldn’t affect us. But many experts would disagree. (Irvine, 1) “In most extreme cases, she’s noticed that more students don’t look her in the eye and have trouble with the basics of direct conversation--habits that, she says, will not serve them as well as the enter a world ves that because of this they will not be able to communicate with older generations as well because they are more accustomed to face to face communication. As helpful as technology is, it does pull us apart from our in person communication. It hurts our relationships that we have with people. The relationships that we do have lack deeper connection as well if one only learns about a person through text. Technology is very quick and convenient when communicating but diminishes one’s ability to communicate face to face. stead of getting together people can just text and snapchat receiving the feeling of being together. Because of the lack of in person contact we become more alone than ever before and lack the skills to talk in person.

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