Dependency on Technology : Negative Impact on Human Communication

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Dependency on Technology:
Negative Impacts on Human Communication

Quazi Mohammad Faisal
North South University

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Technology has indeed made tremendous impact to society as well as on the quantity and manner by which we communicate with each other. The ease of communication may have been improved, but our lives have become more impersonal as a result. The research was focused on the area of technology’s application on our lives and how it is affecting our interpersonal communication. The research was initiated in the belief that the abundant use of technology might be influencing the real human communication. The primary research was performed by questioning certain individuals regarding their usage of various technologies and how this made impressions on their lives. The findings showed that the increasing dependency on technology is actually hindering the interpersonal communication. Furthermore, the secondary research on the topic also provided various data and information that also suggests that this technology dependency is also creating impediments for the real human communication. The findings of both form of researches eventually confirms the hypothesis.

Table of Contents

Research Questions12
Research Methodology14
Data Presentation and Analysis15
Summary of Research Findings26


Technology is the process by which humans modify the nature and their surroundings to meet their needs and wants. Most people, however, think of technology in terms of new stuff, like computers, cell phones, high performance cars, iPods, tall building long bridges, to name a few. But technology is more than these tangible products. According to Smallman (2007), “Technology is the evolution of an idea. It’s the thinking of a man or woman who sees before them an opportunity to improve a process, or to create a device or object that facilitates,...
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