Technology And Its Impact On Society

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It is clear that as our world ages, our technology advances. The youth of today are constantly immersed in technological advancements that promote non stop communication and instant gratification, whether through cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, or MP3 players. But are these technological advancements a good thing? We believe that the growth of technology has negatively influenced the social interactions of today 's youth because it isolates individuals from reality, hinders communication, and perpetuates the concept of immediate ­satisfaction. These electronics are innovations in our life and it is unacceptable for children to be spending so much time using them. Not only does technology hinder the relationship between children and…show more content…
According to the article “Kids Really Are Different These Days” by Diana D. Coyl , “Technologically savvy children can use several devices at once, commonly referred to as media multitasking (Wallis 2006).Some children communicate more through electronic devices and spend less face time with family members and peers. Text messaging and e-mails provide limited or no access to other people’s emotions, and the rich language of nonverbal communication that occurs in real-time interactions is lost. In addition, the quality of family time may be compromised if parents or children are using technology”. In other words, family dinner conversations are affected if family members are watching television, listening to music, checking emails, answering calls and texting. These things will affect their thinking performance. At one level the brain does multitask. People can walk and talk at the same time and people’s brain controls their heartbeat while they read a book. This is multitasking but the brain’s ability to pay attention is not capable of multitasking. Driving while talking on a cell phone is like driving drunk. The brain is a sequential processor and large fractions of a second are consumed every time the brain switches tasks. This is why cell-phone talkers are a half-second slower to hit the brakes and get in more
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