I do agree that “despite being more connected than ever, more people feel more alone than ever“. But I don’t agree the vedio that to blame to the social media.
Increasing dependence upon our digital devices can negatively affect our relationships, interpersonal communication skills, and our mental health. It’s an increasingly problematic issue in mordern life. Our life is always plugged in. The hazards are obvious to know. For example, I am always distracted by my phone from studing or working. I kept on looking at my phone once a while. Actually there is nothing new on my facebook or twitter, but I just engaged myself checking them once a while. I’m not busy contacting someone, I just can’t concentrate on the things I need to do. Of course, it’s a waste of time of life and I have had a serious problem on my neck. However, should I blame the fast developement of social media or electronic devices? Absolutely not, I should blame to myself about the fail to resist attempts.
In a more developed and diverse circumstance, there are more attempts for us, and technology is one of them. Resisting this attempts, is not equal to being totally upplugged. Just like Mobile Apps That Help Relieve Stress And Anxiety, we can make use of these apps and get back on track and create balance in your life without the hassle of unplugging. I agree that notion in Tim O’Reilly’s speaking. He thinks that people are becoming “more capable”. We need to find out how can we use the capabilities of our devices to build human experiences without unplugging. We don’t need to unplug, because devices are a better process in human development and making our human experience better.
Unplugging is just a method to make us realize how to live a better life while plugged in. Technology is not a bad thing to be blamed to. Now the digital age turned into the age of technological anxiety, so the next goal should be turning the use of electronics bake to a normal way. Use whenever they should be used and however well they can be used with the pointlessness of unplugging.