January 12th, 2020
So as I was sitting down eating dinner with my family at a local restaurant. As we had taken our seats I peered off to my right while we were waiting for our meal to arrive and I saw a family of five, all staring down at their phone screens not communicating a word. And this continued to go for minutes. And while I saw this it really made me ask myself the question. What is becoming of technology? Technology has within a rapid period of time taken over our society in a way that I feel is negative. Yes by having technology around us we are able to communicate with people we miss far away as well as keep in touch with all of our friends. But I've begun to understand how although technology brings those who are far away together, it tears apart the relationships we have with the ones we are closest to. Technology is beginning to take the form of humans and replicate human emotions and actions. and within a couple of years, artificial intelligence machines are going to be taking the places of human jobs. Is this not alarming? People are going to lose their jobs and unemployment and homelessness are going to be at record highs. But is it worth it to take the jobs of people who have families to feed and take care of all for machines that do the same exact job a few seconds faster? Do you actually believe this is beneficial for mankind? It's sad how technology is now the main way we communicate because it has taught us that human interaction isn't good and isn't necessary. Is there any way for us to stop this epidemic before its too late? Everything today is focused on the idea of money. So all these big and small marketing companies want to appeal to what's interesting in order to boost their profits. They don't care about how it affects the consumers as long as they make a profit. But when are we going to realize how technology is really dragging society into a path that eliminates human involvement in society and takes away from all the ordinary people so these large companies can make money? How are we going to end this technological empire forming right before our eyes?