The Negative Effects Of Technology In Modern Society

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Throughout the past couple decades, cell phones and laptops have become a large part of daily life for most human beings. In fact, in today’s society it is rare to find someone who does not own some sort of cellular device. Although technology has many useful perks, it is beginning to deteriorate our society’s social skills and social life. Teenagers in today’s world are too digitally connected, and this brings along the negative effects of a decrease in real-life conversation, increased laziness, and more distractions in a number of different environments. The increased use of technology in modern society is leading to a decrease in real-life conversation. In “The Negative Impacts of Social Media on Face-to-Face Interactions,” it states, “Since it has become more prevalent, social media has made people have a tendency to want to interact with people online rather than in person because it has made the process simpler.” From my own experiences, this is true. I have seen multitudes of my friends struggle to interact with others in person because they have become so used to texting them. As texting becomes normal for more people, having real life conversations will become more awkward and difficult because they are not practicing that skill. Due to teenagers being too digitally connected, there has been an increase in laziness. Because technology does a lot of the work for this generation, there has been a decrease in doing things the “old fashioned way.” In the article, “7
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