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Why has technology become the Achilles's Heel to human interaction?

Technology has been a wonder to the 21st, It has evolved from basic mathematically computations answered using nature's basics to the first step of Armstrong on the shadows of the moon. Technology has in its entirety in its constant progression has finally gone to an extremity that overshadows human interaction As I discovered at age of 19 that if you can't communicate correctly what you MEAN to say, there half of your problems arise. Do you often notice how our conversations start and end. It begins in the greetings that each person has developed, and through these different variations of greetings we develop our uniqueness. From the quivers of nervous handshakes to the confidence of a roman. Our interactions are everything and how can we through social media pass through the hurdles of it the digital world replaces human interaction?


Closing Statement from Yony Haile

I agree with all our recent comments. It has helped me conclude that technology has made communication easier and I completely agree on this notion. I want to emphasis the concept of the computer face. People have formed these new identities behind the computer, thus the name computerface. I want to emphasis this new identity has formed under this new era. This new identity has not only decreased the level of competency between real people but for the next generation. Technology has brought up into a new era and I am glad for this identity, but lets focus on reemerging the true nature of face to face interactions. We don't want technology to take away the human nature out of our society.

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  • Aug 15 2013: When you consider the relative risk/benefit ratio, you will see that the net effect of modern communication is probably an improvement through time. When I was a child, there was no communication except people talk face-to-face. At that time, there was usually only one telephone within an apartment building, and people wouldn't make a call unless it's an emergency. And long distance calls could only be done in an telephone or telegraph office. At that time, all the information were relayed through the words of mouth. Then probably half of the "news" were rumors by someone intentionally making rumors or just by his own wild imagination. these rumors sometimes can cause civil panic or commotion.
    With the modern day communication media, we learn many things through the internet, such as Facebook, Twitter or TED, etc. There can still be rumors, innuendos or false propaganda, but most of them can be checked out with other sources of communication. As a matter of fact, regardless of how you think of the modern communication media, I am certain that more than 50% of the world population probably can't live without the smartphones or internet in 5 days or less.
    Personally, I feel strongly that if you choose to avoid communication with certain type of people, you could simply refuse to be engaged with them. It won't be too easy, but you certainly could minimize the communication with them.

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