The advantages of technology are many and it cannot be disputed that this technology has changed the way people live, for better (Hawkins, 1989). Whether it is the internet and the many platforms it offers for business, communication and even entertainment, or it is the efficiency of having a word processor that is way better than the traditional typewriter, it can be seen that the computer has revolutionized the way people live.
However, even as the computer has had so many positive benefits, it also has brought in some worries that some people continue to think may bring in a social apocalypse in the future. The computer technology is probably the only technology that has completely overhauled the way people live and the way people relate. In other words, it has chanted the social fabric.
One of the things that have worried many people and especially sociologist is the fact that the computers have made people to be less social. With computers being interconnected through networks such as the internet, a lot of people have realized that they can do much of the things they need to do from the comfort of their homes without having to go out to the world. These days, people can take their education online, buy things online and have them delivered to their doorsteps, even socialize online using social media such as facebook.com and twitter. Because of this, people have less face-to-face communication with each other and this is feared to be a negative impact of the information technology of today. As more people continue to disappear behind their computers and have fewer social interactions as they use the computers and computer networks to interact with the rest of the world, they are going to be less social and the social fabric will be ripped apart, leading to the end of civilization as it is known today (Hjorth, 2008). However, with ...Show more