Dueto the current rapid development of technology, people are able tocommunicate frequently using various social media applications orphone texting. Moreover, communication tools such as computers andphones have become cheap to access more than ever in the history.Nevertheless, the social media platforms consume people’s real timefor interaction, breeding isolation. This is paper discusses how thetechnology has resulted in isolation as opposed promoting increasedhuman interactions.
Internetgrowth and accessibility of mobile phones have significantly reducedthe frequency in which individuals used to visit their neighborhood,public places, and friends. By using phones, people are able toestablish networks through groups. People are not able to interactface-to-face and share important issues. In the case of family orfriends contribution, nowadays people prefer online payment comparedto hand delivery. Even in schools, the modern technology has made iteasy for parents to clear school fees and sent other requirementsutilizing online payment. In the case, parents do to visits theirchildren in colleges or high schools to familiarize with problemsaffecting them. By engaging with the family members frequently,children feel loved and valued, which reduces the chances ofloneliness.
Issues related to personal development through advice and friendsparties are becoming rare with the development of technology. Socialmedia platforms such as Facebook and Twitter facilitate normalconversations and daily observations, which have less long-termbenefits. Individuals are not able to share productive ideas due tofrequent change of topics under discussion among the individualsinvolved in a group. As a result, people feel isolated as they losephysical touch with their friends, which promote sharing of viableideas.
Technology has disrupted how people function in the workplace.Instead of conducting meaningful conversations, most people tend tofocus on recent the posts in their phones or computers. At home, amajority of people tend to be engrossed in watching movie series, TVprograms or news. Consequently, only limited time is spent withfamily members and fellow employees. The modern technology hasisolated people from frequent face-to-face communication withdestroys relationship bond and reduce the level of trust. During thetime of despair or stress, people result to the lean on technologysuch as listening to songs, watching movies and online chats to findsolace. Long engagement in technological devices such phones,computer, and TVs violate the natural way of relaxing. The currenttechnology cannot be compared to natural ways of relaxation such ashiking with friends, swimming or sharing lunch while discussionimportant issues. Long interaction with technological devices leadsto loneliness and stress build up.
Obsessionwith technology destroys one’s self-image and reputation. Many TVprograms and movies are additive to the viewers. In addition, many TVprograms last for more than one hour. After watching TV programs, onebecomes exhausted requiring to rest. While at one, one may neglectdaily routines or nurturing a healthy relationship with children orone’s spouse. For instance, at home, a father may limitcommunication with his children to review business emails on thephone. As a result, one is view as irresponsible and inconsiderateby subjecting his/her family to loneliness. In the workplace, peoplewho often concentrate of social media and movies are view as lessunproductive. Consequently, organizations may exclude social mediaand movie addicts from key activities such as representing a givencompany overseas. In addition, one may fail to realize promotion, asone is perceived incapable of handling emergency cases. Therefore,one performance is viewed as minimal and hence is deserted by fellowemployees leading to loneliness.Consequently, the technologyparadoxically reduces human relationships as opposed to promotingthem.