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Morehead 1 Jeremiah Morehead Professor O’Brien ENGL 1521 10 May 2017 ARP 5: Technology and Loneliness Technology has evolved drastically within the past decade of our lifetime . Social media has made it possible for humanity to connect worldwide by enabling people to stay in touch by means of the internet . and television companies have made it more accessible to watch their programs wherever a person is located . However . it may be possible for our smart phones to prevent us from having any sort of interpersonal communication . If anything . technology is making us more alone . Technology is preventing us from socializing with one another and the cause of that is because we pass up on so many opportunities with other humans . and people tend to hurt those they truly care about . There are 7 . 347 billion people on this earth and the average person is exposed to a high number of people each and every day . Before the advancement of technology . most of the conversations would happen face to face . Now . everything is done through the internet . In an article found on the internet . it states that in today’s society . most contact occurs via television screen . computer monitor . or cell phone (Does Technology) . One can find all of these objects in an average household meaning that an individual does not have to leave his or her household in order to perform their definition of socialization . In this case . it is causing the person to live a recluse life as an introvert .
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Morehead 2 People have family and certain friends that they hold dear to their heart and one of the worst feelings is to get hurt from one of their family members or closest friends . Especially . if it comes from your mother . Michael Gonchar . a writer for the New York Times . was interviewing many teenagers about cell phone usage . Gonchar interviewed a young teen girl named Madalyn and she indicated that , “ My mother is always staring down at her smartphone . never listening (Gonchar) . Just imagine a person trying to tell their mother something drastic or maybe an emergency . Instead of them comprehending what they are saying they just hear *womp* *womp* like a Charlie Brown cartoon .
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