What Will Happen With Technology? Essay

1053 Words Oct 19th, 2015 5 Pages
What Will Happen With Technology? The overuse of cellphones has ruined society and our ability to function in everyday life. Cell phones have created a multitude of problems in a very short amount of time. People can not hold a conversation, no one believes anybody is listening, and everyone’s attention span has shortened. What happened to families actually unplugging from technology as a whole and going outside or doing something together? In my opinion cell phones, though they have improved our lives in some standards, are creating a bigger issue that will only get worse. One issue cellphones have created is that the general public is nervous to have a conversation and interact with each other. Many people have said, “I’d rather text than talk” (TEDtalk: Connected, but Alone, Turkle). People’s fear of being wrong has snowballed into a fear of talking out loud. As much as society hates to admit it, our nation has taught everyone that they need to be perfect. A conversation happens in real time and you cannot edit or review what you are going to say ahead of time. In contrast, while texting you can delete, review, retouch, and edit the message before you press send. When you send a text message you can present yourself how you want to, but the issue with this is we “use conversations with each other to learn to have conversations with ourselves” (TEDtalk: Connected, but Alone, Turkle). If we cannot have a conversation with each other, how are we supposed to teach the next…

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