Technology And Relationships Essay

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Throughout the years society has been experiencing a great change in the world due to the evolvement of technology. As of the middle of 2012 there were 2.4 billion internet users. Apple products and many other products have become a very important part our every day lives. We are all so dependent on technology that often times we do not even realize that we choose it over other physical activities. Technology has made daily life much easier, but it has many negative effects in our society. Technology has affected our social relationships, increased health conditions , and decreased our amount privacy. Today’s society has found it harder to interact in relationships due to their attachment to their technologies. When communicating through non-verbal messaging, for example, text messaging, your point and message can easily be misinterpreted by the receiver. Miscommunication through technology is a major reason why relationships lack strong connection and more than likely end. Relationships today, are often created on a social networking site such as, Twitter, Facebook, and many other sites. Virtual connections can not replace physical intimacy. When receiving a text or read an email, all you are getting is information. You do not receive laughter, touch, or smiles. Often times, feelings and understandings can not be met or felt without physical contact such as, eye-to-eye contact. Eye-to-contact can show interest, respect, appreciation, and understanding. In terms of Social Networks, when you have an argument with your significant other or your friend you go on your social network site and update your status to say hateful and hurtful things. Arguments should be kept private and due to technology they have become public. Techno... ... middle of paper ... ...uencies. Cancer can occur from the constant use of cellular phones. Cell phones emit radio waves, a form of radiation, that when it is near tissues of the body, the tissues can absorb the radiation energy. The amount of radiation energy a cell phone user is exposed to depends on the technology of the phone, the extent and type of use, and the user’s distance from cell phone server towers. Due to IPods, IPhones, and Mp3 players, 18-24 year-olds have an increasing risk of hearing loss and ringing in their ears. Research has found that 60 percent of people who regularly listen to music through headphones pump the volume beyond safe levels. In Australia, more than two-thirds of Australians regularly listen to music through headphones. Researchers recommend switching the volume to a level that still allows you to hear someone who is next to you without having to shout.
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