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Today’s Loud Silence: How are Technologies Changing the way People interact? If you took a drive through any neighborhood about twenty years ago, you would hear the sounds of the kids laughing, shouting, the shrieks and shrills of a great childhood-- a childhood full of red rover, freeze tag, kickball, riding bikes and building forts. Kids only knew it was time to come home when the street lights turned off, or when mom’s voice would ring through the neighborhood. Growing up in this era of time meant you invented your own games. You used nature and anything dad had in the garage. Imagination and creativity was a necessity. Families did chores together, gardened, cooked and baked together. The dinner table was to hear about how everyone's day went and this is where you learned of the town gossip and happenings. Life is different today, and you can thank technology for destroying quality human interaction. Drive by any neighborhood today and you will hear nothing, but maybe dogs barking, or the old guy down the street mowing the lawn. If you do see kids outside, it’s guaranteed they will be texting on their cell phone, taking selfies or blasting music into their ears through their headphones. Today’s families have a completely different routine and it revolves around technology. It seems everyone in the family has a cell phone now, and yes now the dog can even call you with his mounted digital wall phone. All he has to do is push his paw down on it and it will call you. We are all about texting, facetiming, instagramming, snapchatting, and facebooking. In most houses, you will see TV’s, laptops, tablets, computers and the latest video game systems. Heck there is even technology for your pets now. You can get
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remote controlled dog bones, treat tossing doggy cameras, toys that automatically play fetch, digital cat toys, game consoles for dogs and yes folks, they even have doggy television. Whatever happened to playing with your kids, and animals? What happened to face to face conversations and spending quality time together? Let's take a look at how this is affecting us, changing our relationships and human interaction. When we are little, we start to learn what is acceptable forms of behaviors and what is not. It used to be a baby or toddler would cry and we would sooth them by talking to them or playing with them. Sometimes our parents might even let us try to sooth ourselves for awhile. Not anymore, now we hand them our cell phones, or tablets to watch a show or play games on. This is done quickly, and children learn they get what they want right away by doing this. It’s a learned behavior that children carry into adulthood. We teach our babies from diapers on Immediate gratification. In doing so we are creating a world of I need it now, and the faster the better. These children are not entertaining themselves, they are being entertained by a device. They are not using their imaginations or creativity.
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  • Summer '17
  • Dr. Jones
  • English, The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, huffington post, Technology Today

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