The emergence of new technology and quick and easy access to the internet has gotten us hooked on it. Numerous technologies all compact and ready to use in our mobile phones or laptops is easy for us to stay connected to our virtual lives. We cannot live without it, but are we really connected?
Social networking has always been important to us - that's why we constantly check and update our blogs, emails, facebook, twitter and such. But all this obsession with cyberspace, our isolation and disconnection from real, physical human contact with our heads buried for long hours in our laptops. Schools used to have focus on social skills along with basic learning, but now discourage physical contact. For example: Connecticut School Bans Physical Contact:East Shore M.S. Outlaws "High-Fives", "Hugging" And Horseplay Of Any Kind; Violators May Face Expulsion
Now touching is beginning to get the ban? Russell Bishop of The Huffington Post writes, "Post WWII, an experiment was conducted on what would happen if you
raised newborn infants absent of direct human touch. Those babies
either died or wound up in mental institutions. Such experiments were
outlawed as a result. All kinds of research underscores role of human
touch in various aspects of well being, and yet now we have schools
banning it altogether."The luxuries and technologies of the "quick and easy" life is widening the gap between people. Physical communication skills and meaningful social skills seem to be deteriorating.
We seem to think that real life can happen with those Facebook updates, text messages, IMs and such, where you can let 200+ people know what you're doing at that moment. Many of us would rather choose to IM friends online with the comforts of being at home, alone. Even when we're on our laptops in public, say Starbucks, with 20 other people on their mobiles or laptops, we're alone, buried in our virtual lives. Bishop writes, "Could it be that we aren't actually spending time with our friends?
Could it be that when we do, we are more likely to be texting someone
else than connecting with the person in front of us - who is just as
likely to interrupt any attempt at in person, real life connection with
their own text, Tweet, or IM?"
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