The Pros and Cons of Technology Part 2: The Cons

The Pros and Cons of Technology Part 2: The Cons

While I agree that technology assists us in our daily lives, there is also a major downside of being so caught up in the cyber world. We all know about the joy video games bring to people, or the convenience of having the internet on your smart phone, but these advances have changed people for the worst. The advancements of technology have destroyed the population’s social skills, turning us into a generation of iPhone snobs and computer zombies who would rather text than have an actual, face-to-face conversation.

I can remember just a few years ago, before everyone’s hands were glued to their smart phones, I would be outside with all of my friends playing football or just walking around and hanging out. Now, a typical hangout with my friends consists of scrolling through Twitter together and taking “selfies” for Instagram. All of these kids who live for their smart phones and social media are losing their actual social skills. Hanging out with your friends is not the same anymore since everyone would rather be on their phones than actually spending time together. I do not mean to say that all technology is bad, but when teens are spending all of their time on Twitter instead of utilizing valuable social skills, what are we gaining from these technological advances?

Technology seems like a good thing for society, but we have to look at the cost of such advancements on personal relationships. Yes, it can be used to communicate easily with people far away, but it is destroying people’s communication skills when it comes to live interaction with another human being right there in front of them. So, tell me, does technology really seem so great?