Social Interaction

1522 Words Sep 7th, 2013 7 Pages
How do you imagine social interaction within 10 years, taking into consideration the impact of technology on human relations?
Social interaction has been changing over the years as technology has progressed. Especially during the last two decades, the evolving technology has provided a new definition to human relations. During the 1990’s, the only mobile company ruling was Nokia, and lived up to its tag line of “Connecting people”. That was one phase of social interaction then. As technology advanced further, we not only have numerous mobile options but with varied capabilities too. I strongly believe that these advancements have a positive as well as a negative impact on human relationships.
The modern technologies have made Internet
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As new gadgets will come up in the future, the current sophisticated ones will feel obsolete. With the evolving new technologies prices of gadgets would fall - which would make the technology further affordable, computing devices will interact with humans and understand human languages – for instance Siri, Google voice, robots might do household work and become companions, virtual human relationships would take a leap forward, variety of online businesses would be seen – in short the possibilities are infinite.
These emerging new technologies will keep leaving drastic impacts on human relationships and modes of communication. People might rely entirely on online communications and would forget the basic form of socializing. The drawbacks, however, would eventually make the people habituated to the technologies.
I would like to conclude with Einstein’s famous quote -
“I fear the day when technology overlaps our humanity. It will be then that the world will have permanent ensuing generations of idiots”

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