Technology Is Killing The Value of Socializing
Technology has brought about a decline in socializing among people especially at home and even at work.
This form of behavior has become more evident with passing time has we start to realize how badly the technology has destroyed human bonding.
The real matter at hand is that technological advancement is a necessity that we cant do away with.
We need the laptops, smart phones among many others however, this has been at the expanse of our social lives.
Technological advancement has affected communication and social bonding in some of the following ways;
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Technology Has Affected The Need for Human Bonding and Socializing In Many Ways
1. At Home
At home, one would think that with or without technology, people would be in place to have normal conversations and face interactions.
The reality is that this is slowly not becoming the case. We have seen the birth of Facebook, WhatsApp among others that have given family members reason to have virtual interactions.
It is more common lately to find a family holding more conversations via virtual chats than in person.
A friend told me of a scenario where at their home, everyone gets invited for lunch or dinner via chat.
Families can’t even have a one hour meeting without someone checking their phone which is seriously becoming a problem.
2. At the Work Place
A lot of work has been affected by the advent of technology and these scenarios can best be explained with examples.
While in meetings, you find that you are with members who are busy looking at their phones and not actually paying attention to what is being said during the meeting.
During working hours, you find that 70% of the time, the people are busy on social media and other forms of online chatting.
The level of productivity in such scenarios becomes less by the minute.
I happen to have been a victim of this for sometime but with proper planning of my day, I am slowly bridging the gap and prioritizing my work and those that actually want to talk to me, make an effort to call.
Its always hard to make this move but once you master the art then you are in business.
3. Hanging out with Friends
If you have been out lately, then you will agree with me that hanging out isn’t the same anymore.
Back in the day, hanging out with your friends meant that, it was time to catch up on all the lost time.
However, that isn’t the case anymore. What is actually happening now is completely different.
We now go into bars and clubs and find people just staring at their phones, taking selfies, exchanging phones so as to have a good look at what the other is enjoying.
Make no mistake, this is not really a bad thing but I mean if we going to be out for 5 hours, why should you be out on your phone for 3-4 hours.
You might as well have decided to stay at your veranda at home doing that for the 4 hours.
Technology will continue to influence our way of life both positively and negatively but we shouldn’t easily give in to its influence.
The list is endless but feel free to share with us some of your experiences about this topic.
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a Ugandan writer and blogger. Studied information technology with major interests in Journalism.He is passionate about sports but at times ventures into other fields
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