Prof Watkins, Cynthia
Technology is the Center of this Generation’s Lifestyle
Technology is the center of this generation’s lifestyle. That should mean that we can use this new and beneficial technology to our advantage, to make our lives easier in many aspects, read up and fill ourselves with useful knowledge in the click of a button, right? It’s frustrating when something that can be a great tool, turns into a negative feature. Unfortunately that’s what’s happening with technology, we are losing the ability to socially interact with each other anywhere else except through a phone or computer. People don’t notice the harm technology is doing to our lives. They feel it is fine to interact more through a computer than in person. Those are the people that are taking what technology was designed for and exaggerating it to actually make it more useless than useful. Any kind of technology used to communicate was intended to set up meetings and appointments, easily tell a person when you are running late, or tell someone anything important quickly. No one is saying that’s all you should use technology for; there can obviously be a balance between the two, as long as one doesn’t get carried away. More is not always better. That is the case with technology, it’s hard to see that such a useful thing can become less and less useful when it is purpose drains away from a commodity and leans towards redundancy. Social norms are changing rapidly because of this. People do not interact the same with each other because they are used to conversing more through a computer or phone than in person. The stronger technology gets, the more people will lose personal contact with others and be in the same realm of communicating only through devices. Nobody will deny that technology is an addicting everyday action, that’s one of the biggest problems; we seem to be too busy to have personal contact, even if we aren’t. “Our generation is...
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