Modern Technology is creating distance among people or bringing them nearer?
Modern gadgets making life simpler but do you agree that it is creating distance among people?
In the not too distant past, families were together, either working around the family farm or living in the same house caring for grandma, grandpa or mom and dad. Eventually, jobs became more specialized and required a different skill set and consequently families started moving to other areas in the endless chase for better paying jobs. The family unit was fractured by distance, yet regularly scheduled trips back home and constant phone contact kept them somewhat still connected.
Then along came the introduction to PCs, Skype, cell phones and text messaging. The personal phone calls began to wane. Trips back home started to dwindle and then there are those annoying text messages. Older people loathe receiving text messages. So the reality is we have become accustomed to keeping connected, via technology, but only superficially. Physical contact has become less and with that I think we are losing the core of our family unit. At least, that is my take on this issue.
I personally think its a bot of both. Modern technology is bringing people closer in a way that it lets us have contact with anyone anywhere at anytime. However, modern technology is bringing us away from real communications in a way. For example, my parents think I'm not communicating with them enough cause of the internet. In olden days, people talked and told stories (stories that were passed on) and etc. So yes, I guess it's a bit of both?
With the successive development in technologies, many complain has been heard that technology is making us more concerned with the virtual world rather than the world under our feet and in front of our face. But what I believe is that technology both brings us together and tears us apart. Without technology we couldn't explore the Internet or communicate with each other with a press of a button.
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