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Sep 24, 2020

How Has Technology Affected Social Interaction?

by Jake Burgess

The world is becoming increasingly digital. We do our shopping online, build our businesses online, spend our downtime online, and even make life-long friends online. As of July 2020, 59 percent of the global population were active internet users. Bringing us closer to commodities, the internet is set to become an even bigger part of our lives. Technology is a fast-paced market, and every pioneer is in a race for first place on the podium. New innovations are piloted every day in a desperate attempt to sell what the masses will buy—tools to make our daily lives easier. As older generations warm to the idea of utilizing technology in the face of a pandemic, we move eerily closer to a world where social interaction is primarily digital. But should we look at this as a positive or negative change? Will human interaction strengthen or suffer as a result of new communication technologies? In this article we will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly truth of technology’s impact on social interaction.   THE GOOD There is no denying that the internet has had a positive impact on human communication. Compared to pre-internet times, we are now more connected than ever before. Here are some of the ways that technology has a positive effect on social interaction. Instant global communication Most of us now have the means to contact people on the other side of the world immediately. No waiting for the postman, messenger pigeon, or message in a bottle—technology […]

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