Communication Technology Is An Intrinsic Part Of Our Lives

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Technology has become an intrinsic part of our lives, we have become dependent on it. It can be said that we cannot survive without it. The electronics that the advancement in communication and network technology has provided us with has become a part of our bodies. The obvious effects of these advancements can surely be seen in our society today. Human relationships have changed quite a bit. The way people interact and behave was affected as well. Not only that but also the perception of human relations and feeling of intimacy has shifted or evolved from its pre-existing perception. Communication technology holds a special place in both Sherry Turkle’s and Adam Gopnik’s essays. In Sherry Turkle’s essay “Alone Together”, she discusses what technology does to us rather than what it does for us. In her previous books she discusses what computer does to us and how people use computer to forge false identities for their own pleasure. In “Alone Together”, she talks about how technology has taken both of these stories to a new level. In the Adam Gopnik’s essay “Bumping into Mr. Ravioli”, he offers a close look into a specific modern American lifestyle, the life and behaviors of the New Yorker. He also deeply analysis the different perceptions of busyness throughout history. Later into his essay, he argues how the advancements of communication technology has changed the face of the society. He discusses whether it has made the community a better and a more connected place
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