TheEffect of Growth in Technology on Physical Interaction
TheEffect of Growth in Technology on Physical Interaction
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Fora long time, technology has been widely acknowledged as a modethrough which the society is entertained, communicated to and used asa tool to educate. The growth of technology, evidently, has led tocreative, innovative ways of communication and at the same time hasled to changes in communication. Even though the modern technology isknown to have several benefits, such as dissemination, speed, andconvenience, a couple of negative consequences exist that cannot beassumed. Owing to this, the purpose of the paper is to prove thatadvancement in technology is harmful to social growth given that ithas resulted in critical decline of physical communication, anegative shift in family dynamics and an overreliance on technologywhen forming new relationships.
Giventhat the paper focuses on the effect of technology on social growth,the main target group, in this case, includes individuals who are ina social network. The individuals can be friends or family members.Having this type of audience the paper can clearly establish theeffects of technology on the growth of their social networks.
Throughthe exploration of the topic, one gets to comprehend the harm thattechnology has on the different social growths. The readers throughthis presentation get to understand the reasons for the decline inphysical communication, the shift that exists in family dynamics as aresult of technology. Additionally, through the exploration of thetopic, the readers understand the effect of over-relying ontechnology when making new relationships.
Audience Hook: For a long time, technology has been widely acknowledged as a mode through which the society is entertained, communicated to and used as a tool to educate. The growth of technology, evidently, has led to creative, innovative ways of communication and at the same time has resulted in changes in communication. Even though the modern technology is known to have several benefits, such as dissemination, speed, and convenience, a couple of negative consequences exist that cannot be assumed.
B:Thesis Statement:Owing to this, the purpose of the paper is to prove that advancementin technology is harmful to social growth given that it has resultedin the critical decline of physical communication, a negative shiftin family dynamics and an overreliance on technology when forming newrelationships.
C:Previewof Main Points:
Decrease in physical communication
Negative shift in family dynamics
Overreliance on technology when forming new relationships
Thefirst effect is a decrease in physical communication. This occurs astechnology substitute face-to-face communication rather thancomplimenting. Technology also causes a sense of busyness andloneliness (Brown, 2013).
Thesecond effect is a negative shift in family dynamics. Throughtechnology, family time has become too marginalized as people assumemeeting at on social media platforms (Villegas, 2013). Technologyalso causes a disturbance while individuals are in social settingssuch as having a family meeting while somebody is busy on Facebook(Mieczakowski, Goldhaber & Clarkson, 2011). Moreover, technologyreduces face-to-face social interaction (Drago, 2015).
Figure1: Family members using devices instead of interacting physically
Thethird effect is an overreliance on technology when forming newrelationships. Through technology, there is a loss of ability tocommunicate with each other in person (Sommer, 2013). Technology alsoleads to decrease wellbeing. When people rely so much on technology,they end up lacking proper conflict resolution mechanism.
Eventhough technology is known to lead to better communication, it hasits share of demerits, particularly when individuals put moreemphasis on technology rather than concentrating on the differenthuman social dimensions. It is no doubt that it will lead to declinein physical communication, negative shift in family dynamics,overreliance on technology when forming new relationships.
Question1: Why Technology lead to Reduction in Physical Communication?
Fora long time, individuals have wrongly assumed that technology hasonly positive effects. Owing to the assumption, many have beenoverwhelmed with technology to the point where they can no longercontrol the effects. In most instances, individuals get to talk toeach other through different technological social platform to anextent that they assume that they are getting in touch with eachother. The effect of this is reduction in face-to-face communicationas it is substituted by technology.
Question2: In what ways does technology affect negatively the relationship ofindividuals in households?
Technologyhas had numerous effects on the relationship of individuals. First,technology has changed the manner in which households operate as ithas reduced the time that people spend to interact with each other.The close knit that individuals have had in the past cannot beobserved today. Parents and the children are all guilty as familytime is consumed as they check on emails, upload documents, readonline or even update status and pictures on some social mediaplatforms.
Question3: How do people assume that online relationships are important yetit is not the case?
Technology,interestingly has affected the relationship of individuals offline aspeople assume that relationship online is same as that offline. Theproblem is that there is no existing strong connection that isalready established hence technology only serve to weaken any form ofbonding that exist rather than strengthen it. Interestingly, throughtechnology, the conflicts that arise cannot be amicably resolved asthe distant between individuals is in existence and too wide toensure any meaningful engagement.
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