Does Tech Make Us More Alone?

Ava Washington, J1 Guest Writer

An Editorial –

Technology is a great thing that has changed our world and provided so many new opportunities for humanity, however, it can be a burden. Technology is doing something far worse than giving hand cramps. It has made the human mind more comfortable with being alone and made human contact less popular.

Technology gives humanity the desire to customize our lives through the many options that it provides. People typically pay more attention to the subjects that interest them and would most likely try to find those subjects online where they are easiest to access. However, despite increasing our knowledge, it is decreasing our ability to converse with one another. It is as if no one wants to be bothered by others around them, but is willing to have millions follow them on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

This need to be important and loved by a persona is a concept that provides those wants without having to deal with actual human emotion. The need for interaction with living, breathing people seems to be cast aside for the more accurate version from a nonliving thing such as a robot. We live in an age where technology is a necessity in life, but it is becoming a way to destroy connecting and feeling emotions from other people, enforcing being alone in a world that is barely real.