Is technology widening or closing the gap between humanity?

Is technology widening or closing the gap between humanity?

Technology is power, and there is no doubt that we have grown more connected through time. But just because we are connected doesn’t mean we are connecting. Two positive trends that have become apparent through technology are the enablement of virtual interactions, as well as, facilitated physical interactions. On the other hand, when there is good there is evil. Some negative tendencies that have become visible are the inability to connect intimately and the loss of value during human interactions. What are the consequences of these findings? Should we accept that internet power is outgrowing human power or is there something we should do to lessen the domination technology has over us?

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it’s very easy for technology to widen the gap. checking the newsfeed instead of meeting up. ordering online instead of going to a store. small interactions in person make a big difference. you have to really be cognizant of how you use technology to make it close the gap between between yourself and the rest of humanity.

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technology only has as much power as we give it

These are all difficult questions that have no immediate solution. The best course of action might be to analyze what is going on so that the issues we face today can be resolved for our future generations. Making hasty, drastic changes could put us worse off than we were beforehand.