Communication Degeneration

Has technology made us incapable of retaining a normal conversation?

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People rely on their phones for just about everything. They use it to call, message, email, and mark events in their calendar. Although this is useful, and can assist with so much, it’s beginning to affect our level of human interactions.

How many times have you noticed a conversation go quiet, and people turning to their phones for the answer? How many times have you found yourself stuck with a group of friends when the Wi-Fi is down, and no one knows what to do with themselves?

Social anxiety pursues and people forget what it means to have a regular interaction with someone.

Proper connections between people appear to be lost. It’s not the overuse of social media and technology that leads to anxiety, but in fact the lack thereof.

We have become so accustomed to always having something to do that, when we’re forced to put our phones away, we panic!

We have become so reliant on technology that it now consumes our topics of discussion, where trending Twitter feeds and live Facebook streams are now conversation standards.

Let’s be real: When was the last time you shut your phone off while you were with someone?

It’s time to put the phone down and work on making deeper connections with those around us.

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Adam Lowes is currently completing his final semester of University studying a Bachelor of Media Communications at Australian Catholic University. This encompasses writing and film studies based both locally in Melbourne and internationally in America. Adam has worked on TV before and hopes to one day pursue television and writing in his career.