Topic: Technology ultimately separates and alienates people more than it serves to bring them together.
I agree that the technology separates and alienates people more than it brings them together. With the latest web technology and cell phone technology available it makes you feel Ok to be apart. Even though you can be close to achieve the same goal. It certainly makes one life more efficient and gives independence to perform the tasks, nevertheless it separates the people.
Technological advances in current generation are more driven towards communicating anywhere in the world. So it gives a false hope that you are still near your loved ones and happily travel or pursue your goals elsewhere. Even for instance taking the stroll on the fall evening in the woods can be done by a husband or a partner while narrating the experience on the cell phone. This gives a placebo of togetherness, but actually alienates them.
Web technology has advanced so far that, marriages are done in one part of the world and broadcasted over the internet using the web cams, so that the other relatives and friends can see it. Imagine if such a technology was not available, it would definitely bring all the friends and family members together. Moreover this could enhance the intimacy among the friends and family members.
However, the latest technological advances make the corporate gain much of their profits by outsourcing the projects. The technology helps in these aspects to bridge gaps between different groups working across the globe, but this in no way brings the intimacy among the people. This avails the facility to keep the people further away.
While it is true that technology can be promising that you feel connected and less farther away between people. But in reality you are not together, you are separated or alienated, and under the false impression of being together provided by technology such as web or cell phone. This makes it quite evident that technology tends to separate or alienate the people than bringing them together.
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