Interaction Through Technology
“From pornography to merely surfing the web, the Internet is clearly the television of the 21st century, an electronic drug that often yanks us away from the physical world.” (Lickerman) With the power of the internet and other technology the way the world communicates with each other has drastically changed. The big controversy is because technology has made society more interconnected; whether these resources have brought relationships closer or further apart. Because technology has made individuals more interconnected, it has had a major affect on the youth, education, and relationships.
Today most individuals cannot even function without their cell phone or other mobile devices such as mp3 players, tablets, and laptops. The younger generation is where this phenomenon generally occurs because they are directly associated with technology as toddlers. In this day in age parents and other family members teach youngsters how to draw or play games on the computer or mobile devices. Growing up with this kind of capability has its benefits as well as downfalls, an article written by Sarah M. Long suggests this, “Face to face, interaction among young shrinks due to the fact that relationships are increasingly conducted via cell phones, text and instant messaging, Internet social networking, therefore their ability to develop and maintain social skills and relationships are affected, and maybe weakened.” This statement has proven true among the youth which takes a serious toll on their health because part of well being is having balance; once technology has taken place of human interaction there is a serious problem. For the youth who surround themselves with telecommunications can result in destroying their social skills to communicate
physically. “Nonetheless, the evolution of the digital age and the social interactions that occur through these various technology forms have created wider networks and increased methods of...
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