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A boy addicted to technology of his era, separates himself from everything social including family and sometimes his own friends. To some people this may sound surprising, but to others, this is now becoming a reality with new technology. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag exclaims, “Well, wasn’t there a wall between him and Mildred, when you came down to it? Literally not just one wall but, so far, three!” (44). Montag realizes that technology has broken apart his relationship with Mildred. The walls he is talking about are referring to the T.V. walls in their home, but they are also referring to metaphorical walls that separate them socially between each other. If only people could learn to not abuse technology, we would have a much more social community with less problems.

Technology of the current era can cause many different problems on people’s social well-being, which is a huge part of everyone’s life. A study shows that American people ranging from age eight to eighteen, spend about seven and a half hours a day on some sort of electronic. That is an absurd amount of time and leaves little time for in person social interaction between kids. This problem isn’t just in America. As a study in the United Kingdom shows, that their kids spend about eight hours a day with electronics. People really need to start realizing the dangers of these statistics. With all of this time consumed by electronics, it leaves very little time for people to interact with each other in a positive social manner, and kids can also develop problems from spending so much time with technology. People post things about their lives that everyone can see on social networking sites such as Facebook. This can lead to a lot of different problems including cyber bullying. Instead of posting all of this online, people should become close friends in-real life with people, so they can trust them with this information and develop...
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