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Technology changes our life, what is next?

29 August 2014 [10:42] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Throughout the recent decades, we have been experiencing a dramatic change in the world of technology.

IPhone's, Blackberries and laptops are becoming an important part of our daily lives. We are all so dependent on these devices that sometimes we treat them as if it is part of our family.

Technology has become a priority for many people. It makes life easier to live on and less time-consuming. Hence, people do not have to do all the hard labor anymore.

Although technology has made life more convenient, there is certain amount of drawbacks in which it has damaged the quality of our life. It separates individuals from reality. The IPod is one example; by putting into earbuds and immersing yourself in music while in public, you are disconnecting yourself from the real world.

The Internet detracts from the communication abilities of society, especially the young. In formative teen years, lack of personal communication due to excessive Internet usage can have an overall negative effect on mental and physical health. Social networking inflicts damage on children and pushes them into leading isolated, antisocial individuals, while living in a virtual world away from real life.

Overuse may ultimately lead to Internet addiction, which negatively affects a child's scholastic performance, relationship with the family and psychological health. Children can also access information that is unsuitable and communicate with people they shouldn't come in contact with.

Protecting children should be a parent's primary concern and they must talk to their kids about Internet safety and spend more time with them. In turn, children should attend sporting sections, various educational courses, theatres etc. Otherwise, they will degrade if spending almost all day near laptops and other devices.

Technology hinders personal communication. Nowadays, people are starting to become emotionally attached to technological devices. It is becoming very difficult to spend a few hours, or even minutes without the usage of computers, mobile phones etc.

Some experts believe that Internet users will lose the savvy, patience to conduct social relations in the corporeal world. They stress a serious concern involving proliferation of inappropriate content, such as violence, bias, hate speech, profanity and pornography. The Internet gives people an easy way to find unnecessary information.

These sorts of desperations changed people's social lives. Networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. appear as ineffective way to communicate with people, simply because conversations are very vague.

As a reminder, Twitter has 271 million monthly active users, 78 percent of Twitter active users are on mobile. As of the first quarter 2014, social network Facebook had 1.28 billion monthly active users and 654 million people use Facebook on mobile on a daily basis. That being said, people cannot imagine their lives without technology. It seems that human beings will become too computerized one day.

Society must be able to utilize technology while not allowing it to impede social interactions, particularly for those who are easily influenced.

Online communication is now in fashion, putting a thick wall between you and reality. Modern technologies could replace live talking with texting to your friends. What is the next to change our life?

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