One effect of technology on society is the silence that surrounds people in public places. One Easter weekend, Studs Terkel got onto a train at an Atlanta airport, when a young couple hopped on late. An announcement promptly informed passengers that the train would delayed for less than a minute. Rather than confront the pair, the commuters glared at them. “George Orwell your time has come and gone!” Terkel shouted, the glares turned to him (Terkel, Coming of Age). Awkward silence is becoming increasingly common issue, especially when surrounded by complete strangers. Nowadays, silence is encouraged when the time comes for folks to voice their opinions, and those who do speak up are seen as nuisances. Few students actually speak up, most sit in their desk and wait for the lesson to be finished so they can do their work and be finished as soon as possible, it makes one wonder if they’re actually learning anything (Black, Coming of Age). Children born in the late 20th and the 21st century are going quiet and it’s becoming more difficult to pull them from alternate realities in which they’re in control. According to Marc Joseph, “they have grown up with the World Wide Web and are highly conn...
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