IPod world, social perception
Technological changes have taken effect over the years and everyone is noticing except for those who think that the society is still normal as it used to be. Many people have observed and written about the potential negative effects of technology on the society. The society is slowly dying as social norms are replaced by convenient' modes of communication introduced by technology. In the past, walking around with musical devices and using earphones was perceived as odd. However, the social perception has changed to such an extent that it is normal, even for older generation, to walk around listening to music.
In fact, people are so reliant on these gadgets that they feel odd when they do not have these gadgets. It is now ordinary for natives to stroll around with ear buds as we listen to different music genres or even favorite radio shows. This article will therefore focus on how the IPod world has changed the society and if it is true that the society is ending. It is true the society has changed. The changes are negative because they limit social interactions
[...] Communication helps us develop our social skills while we are still young. The use of IPods is slowly eroding this because it has allowed children to interact with machines more than their families. Therefore, their socialization agents have become machines. Parents and caregivers are expected to instill good morals to children but this role has been transferred to machines. This is the motivation why, kids can easily abscond their parents talking to them to only go their rooms to play games or chat with their presumably friends on social media. [...]
[...] Instead, they only communicate using their phones and other gadgets. Sometimes, they communicate with complete strangers and even display personal information online, even to strangers. In a way, the exposure results to online pranks and reduce interpersonal contacts at an alarming rate. The resultant isolation from the external world and the excessive reliance on phones to pass time has reduced the amount of moment in time that young natives interact with their age mates, as compared to previous generations when solitary play, which essentially defines online gaming, was a foreign concept. [...]
[...] IPod use has led to detachment in the society and reduced social interactions among members of the society. Therefore, IPod use reduces social interactions and plays a role in the decreasing social values. References Biersdorfer, G. D., & Pogue, L. (2010). iPod: The missing. Sebastopol city, LH: Reilly Media. [...]
[...] Though it would be unfair to blame technology for the rising divorce rates, it is clear it plays a significant role. It is becoming normal that instant gratification can be attained immediately. Young people can gratify themselves immediately using their IPods. If one is bored, all they have to do is just use their gaming systems especially for young men while for young girls; they can just log into their favorite chat rooms and start gossiping or flossing about their new boyfriends. [...]
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