i fucking hate that “instant messaging and texting are destroying our social skills” like fucking nah bruh
no one except the deepest basement dwellers actually substitute texting for real interaction
boo fucking hoo, i can’t currently hang out with a friend in person so instead im going to text them so we can still have a conversation
fuck that “you’re all zombies engrossed in your technology except me, the enlightened one” attitude
it’s definitely easy to get carried away with that sort of claim, but the technology culture of today is definitely poisonous. It’s been shown that it destroys cultural diversity and make public perspective really easy to manipulate. And on top of everything it can be soooo addictive and distracting. it’s a large-scale issue because it exists at such a large scale. even if not a lot of people are completely ruled by their possessions, a LOT of people spend a LOT of time staring at a screen, and that’s all that matters.