Will advancing technology destroy interpersonal communication?


I remember a more simple and un-embellished time, even unpretentious as far as I am concerned. A time when people weren’t constantly updating their Twitter accounts, communicating with their friends via Facebook, staring at a small screen with intrigue and arguably isolating themselves from the tangible world.

Personally, I cannot judge because I constantly fall into this trap and even find myself updating various social platforms simultaneously. Even though I continually use social media, I can still see the potential for digitalization to destroy the nature of interpersonal communication.

With individuals constantly expressing themselves through digital channels, will they even be able to connect with people on a personal level, aside from the barriers of digital concealment?

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Email and social media: stay in touch!


Imagine you having a neighbour you haven’t seen for a while, let’s say two months. You work, they work, you go to sports, they go to their hobby club, you have your own lives.

You haven’t seen or heard from them in a while yet they’re your neighbour: how do you feel about your relationship with them? Just fine? Too thin?

Could it use some attention to enliven the hood?

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