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Written by loghaat

Are we addicted to technology?

Technology has become an integral part of our lives. It has transformed our lives in many ways. In many ways, it makes life more convenient for us: we can send messages quickly via the internet, cook meals in a few minutes in a microwave, and book train tickets online instead of walking to the station. However, in our increasingly technology-driven world, have we become addicted to technology?

Not too long ago, many children enjoyed reading a good book in their spare time. Nowadays, adolescents are more likely to be seen playing video games or watching television. Some people even claim they can’t go without watching their favourite TV programme !

Similarly, sending letters has become a thing of the past. It has been replaced by email, instant messaging and social media  For some people – especially the older generation – new methods of communication aren’t so accessible

 

The presence of social media has, in some respects, turned us into anti-social beings. Instead of meeting up with friends and seeing them face-to-face, we now spend a lot of time communicating online. Although online communication has its advantages – notably, enabling us to keep in touch with loved ones in different countries – we shouldn’t forget the value of real-life human interaction. It is, after all, in our nature to socialise with others!

Admittedly, I spend a lot of time using technology. I rely on the internet and my laptop to plan lessons for my classes. I use wifi on my phone to send messages via apps such as Messenger and Whatsapp However I think that sometimes its nice to switch off and take a break  from all these apps that dominate our world  It can be so  liberating

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