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The real problem, then, is for the adults being introduced to this technology, who may react to the convenience so much so that it seems as if they’re addicted.
The more time I spend on the computer, the less time I have for friends and family.” Hartsell also points out a far more immediate risk in constant online communication, relaying this anecdote: “I was in a cafe the other day, and a young woman was hit by a bus in front of the building while she was crossing the road [and] texting on her phone,” he said.
“Fortunately she survived, but had to be taken to the hospital.” Such dangers are ever present with any type of distraction, but may also speak to a larger issue ~ whether or not human beings, as a species, were really meant to be constantly communicating.
And it’s quite alarming to see so very many young school children for instance, their faces practically glued to their smart-phone screens, watching and checking constantly and even interrupting conversations between people (present) as a new text or communication ‘bleeps’ in, or in constantly replying to someone on the phone while trying to listen or converse with someone else who is physically present.
It’s a bewildering world and for those of us of an ‘old fashioned’ and more mature nature, it just seems extremely impolite and disrespectful.
If they’re not glued to a computer screen (of whatever size), they’re glued to the small screen of their smart phone or plugged in through headphones, catching the latest music or podcasts. But what is the social, relationship and emotional intelligence impact of enabling online technology to be so omnipresent?
And even more important, what of a individuals social and emotional skills?
But this is the situation as is and we have to try to live with it … Some have voiced through various media that this new age feels like a different world.
Some say it is a big benefit in society for this accelerated level of Internet involvement and that it strengthens interpersonal connections. before, once-upon-a-time, you might call your friend once every couple months especially if they are a long distance away or keep in touch with them via e-mail every now and again, but it really wasn’t a day-to-day interaction.
Whether via laptops, i Pads, the ever-evolving smart phones and other mobile phone devices or still through Internet-connected workstations in the office and at home, very many of which are connected online ‘all of the time’.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating