Negative Effects Of Technology On Relationships

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A man named Mark Kennedy once stated “all of the biggest technological inventions created by man -the airplane, the automobile, the computer- says little about his intelligence but speaks volumes about his laziness”. What was once a luxury has now become a necessity that today's youth cannot live without but is today's technology beneficial or detrimental in regards to our relationships? In the controversy of how technology has impacted us, I believe that technology has a negative impact on people today and their relationships. First off, virtual relationships and technology are hindering our current real relationships. In the article “Is Technology Making People Less Sociable?” the author, Larry Rosen states “the problem is that we spend so much time maintaining superficial connections online that we aren't dedicating enough time or effort to cultivating deeper real life relationships” (Rosen 1). Social media is preventing us from having deeper and real relationships. It does have its pros and cons and allows us communicate with those who aren’t near us but, distracts us from communicating face-to-face. Furthermore, people use technology to escape and get away from friends and family. In the article “Smartphones: Making Us More Social or…show more content…
In the article “Text or Talk: Is Technology Making You Lonely” the author, Margie Warrell said “Those who report feeling most alone are those you’d expect it from the least: young people under 35 who are the most prolific social networkers of all… 48% of respondents only had one confidant compared to a similar study 25 years ago when people said they had about three people who they can confide in” (Warrell 1). Statistically The people who are the most lonely are those who are actively using technology and that's because as people get closer to technology they are straying away from actually communicating and having people to confide

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