Science and Technology : Has Technology Made People More Detached?

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In regards to texting, emails, chats, and such...have people become detached and more impersonal?

    For example:

    All of my friends just text, some won't even answer phone calls unless you text them.
    Upon meeting people, when they give you their phone # they are like, "text me".
     
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    Technology has not made anyone do anything they were not willing to do, more like it aided. I can't remember a time my Samsung shock collared me into doing something. lol
     
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    Yes. We don't have the interpersonal skills we use to. Because we don't interact personally as much





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    houserunner Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was playing off of your title.
     
  6. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Okay take the literal sense out.
     
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    I don't think it has. I think people are still forming meaningful relationships with one another.

    Is it making us more distracted ? Possibly. Could it potentially alter how invested you are in the surrounding social context when you can take your support network with you in your pocket? Maybe. Is the difference necessarily detachment? I don't think it is.
     
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    Old school people like me shouldn't have a problem. I think it hurts the interpersonal skill development of young people.

    IMO I think it not only detaches people, it detaches people from reality too. It removes the "importance" of people.

    Out of sight, out of mind.