By Ryan Blaser, Madeline Vance and Rachel Tuley
"You can't upload love, you can't download time, you can't Google all of life's answers.You must actually live some of your life." -Paul Brandt
The integration of technology in our modern society has caused the disintegration of many social institutions such as the family, religion, and other interpersonal relationships. With the advent of the internet there is a vast expanse of information that is easily accessible to anyone. This can have profound effects on any aspect of society. For example, people who used to have free time can now fill it, with things that are much more trivial, instead of focusing on other more productive ways to use their time. Also, the media can take this information and spin it in order to push an agenda, thereby affecting the way something such as religion is seen in society.
|She's there, but is she really "there"?|
Ryan Blaser Talks Religion
|Read more of Ryan's argument here.|
Madeline Vance Talks Families
|Read more of Madeline's argument here.|
|Family members focused on their phones more than each other|
Rachel Tuley Talks Relationships
|Read more of Rachel's argument here.|
|What is more real? The physical or the virtual?|
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