Technology- It’s Effect On Human Relationship: There is no gain-saying, technology is pivotal to human nature. In recent times, especially has this been true in the way we date and other platforms that brings humans together. In this article, we will focus on mobile phones. We all have smartphones and we are all connected to the internet. Whether it is on social media or just by email. In a recent research, it was found out that 2 in every 10 youths have at one point used online dating services. The human race has not been here before; in this age where a single click on the mouse can connect you to the world and even reveal what is on one’s mind. The length of time people spend on social media has tripled the time spent on families, friends, and acquaintances. Many have argued too that for a relationship to thrive successfully, it is important to take the relationship from online to offline. But irrespective of the arguments, some questions needs to be answered.
- How has technology improved human relationships?
- What harm can technology do to a relationship?
- How can we maintain a balanced view of technology?
This article will provide answers to these questions.
How has technology improved human relationships?
Distance means little when hearts stay in touch. That popular saying has been true with recent discoveries in the technology industry. One can easily reach a friend some thousands of kilometers away: either by calls or video messages, or chats, keeping in touch with loved ones has never been easier with intimate calls and text messages, boosting human relationships. Social media has been a blessing, without which we may never be in touch with our loved ones very far away. Even though they are away, we can feel close to them, all thanks to technology.
Technology-The Harm It Does
As much as our smartphones help us keep with loved ones, it has been established that getting too attached to our mobile phones, tablets or computer screen can jeopardize our personal attachment to our loved ones. When a couple is together, the urge to check their smartphones, hence the distraction can really frustrate the other partner. They take most of our time. Could it be that smartphones are making human relationships worse? People can hardly live a day without their smartphones today but can actually go days without seeing their partners, family members, friends, and acquaintances. It is easy to talk about, but it is a very different story if you are on the receiving end of such treatment in a relationship, be it romantic or platonic, the feeling of rejection and less importance can start erupting, causing serious strain in such relationship. A meal, a conversation even romance as beautiful as such memories are can often get disrupted when a partner feels the need the check his smartphones all too often.
Technology-The Need For Balance
Smartphones can affect human relationships, for good or for bad. Recognizing this should make couples and family members set clear boundaries, maybe set or create a ‘phone free zone’ so as to allow more time to spend together physically. Nothing is worth more than the love of the ones close to our hearts.