Technology limits essential human interaction
When the alarm clock buzzes, most college students check their phone for notifications before they even roll out of bed. Kim Kardashian tweeted nonsense that does not pertain to an average person’s life; however, this is information that cannot be surpassed.
“Smart” devices and products have grown rapidly in society worldwide over the past two decades and continue to do so. Now, most people cannot enjoy a meal at the dinner table with family and friends without checking their phones every few minutes.
The virtual world is not completely a negative realm when it comes to communication. Many resourceful websites are a click away from providing information and news that may be necessary to keep you informed and educated. On the Internet, people make new friends, date, take classes and have business meetings. It is convenient and simple to communicate across the world; yet, this form of communication has taken away from human interaction.
When people log in and connect through social media, they lose connection with reality. The actuality of the real world remains dull, so people post nonsense on a Facebook status or tweet to prove that their life is “better” than another’s, which leaves viewers wondering if the compelling adventures posted are actually true.
The convenience and ease of communicating with one another virtually has become so simple that young children can access almost anything without a problem. The creation of tablets has developed devices now for not only young children, but also toddlers. Technological advances have left us with “smart” devices, leaving most adults feeling “dumb.”
Technology has not only taken away from the real world when it comes to people skills, but it progressively makes Americans lazier. The access of social media apps on iPhones, Androids and various tablets has created superficial people in our society. People have become more concerned with how many comments and likes they get on a selfie and which couples are “Facebook official,” becoming ignorant to important issues in the world, such as ISIS attacks, primary elections and police brutality.
Although technology has progressed and provides our world with resources at the click of a button, it takes away from family, friends and the community feel. The amount of time spent on social media outlets should be limited and be much more difficult for young children and teens to access in order to restore human interaction to our society once again.