Here is the video that our group made about how technology/digital media is hindering people's communication and personal relationships. This short video just presents our individual ideas, me, Laycee, and Tailor.
- Laycee's views: Then on a more personal scale, when individuals are so absorbed with their digital devices, they lose the face-to-face communication skills that are needed in every-day interaction with actual people (not on a screen). I have always thought that people should surgically remove their cell phone/digital devices.
Here are our ideas explained further:
Communication in the 20th century is unlike any other time in history. The invention of the printer, telegraph, and phone has now led us into an age of digital wonder. But is this technology hindering society even as it improves are quality of living?
Although there are many great things about the digital age, the digital age is disintegrating relationships. Phones and technology are effecting us in ways that can’t be seen. Over all it is clear that technology is creating a barrier between us and those around us. This phenomena can be seen everywhere today. New social standards are being created. What do you do when you are waiting for the bus, standing in line at the grocery story or even siting at the dinner table. A few years ago you would see kids talking and interacting while waiting for the school bus but today things are different. Today, kids are plugged in, interacting with only those who are not in their physical presence. It is a terrible time when you can say that you spend more time with your best friend Siri then with your family.
The psychological effects of this plugged in effect are discussed by Taylor. A slightly different idea of this social effect taken by Laycee as she researches the negative impact of video gaming, and the “cell phone chasm” on social relationships. Amanda looks at the big picture and long term effects as she talks about the eventually disintegration of society. This disintegration is due to the fact that social relationships make up society, but if these relationships are disintegrating then society too is bound to fall.
Over all these concepts work together to show the cause (Laycee), effects (Tailor) and future consequences (Amanda) of the digital age as it relates to relationships.