posted on Jan, 19 2017 @ 06:20 AM
a reply to: M5h3P
My wife and I had a conversation about this just the other day.
Remember how our parents would talk about buying a gallon of gas for 15 cents or buying a loaf of bread for 10 cents. Times definitely change from
generation to generation. My wife both laughed how we were able to buy a small bag of chips for 10 cents and a candy bars was 15 cents. How our
parents used us as remotes to change the TV channels. Back than we only had 3 channels and the boring PBS channel, and TV was free! I remember my
parents couldn't afford purchasing a color TV until I was in high school!
We've became our parents, lol. I told my wife, can you imagine what technology will be like when our kids children are married and have children of
their own? Cell phones may be replaced by hologram communication. Who knows, maybe they'll be able to electronically download knowledge into our
brains and make schools obsolete? We're already putting some retail stores out of business because of online shopping. Physically shopping for items
may also be a thing of the past!
It's kind of scary to think we're heading in the direction of having less and less face-to-face social interaction. I truly believe this lack of face
to face interaction has caused an entire generation to be less considerate of other peoples feelings. Cyber bullying is a perfect example. I
sometimes wonder if ATS members would talk the same way face to face with someone the same way they text when posting. I know at times, I find myself
addressing someone online in a manner I wouldn't think of saying face to face, and I'm rather tame compared to some members. I doubt many members
wouldn't insult their liberal and conservative friends by calling them libtards, commies, hippies, extremists, nutjobs and radicals if they were
discussing political issues face to face. Many of us wouldn't want to hurt each others feelings or cause a heated argument and would just defuse a
heated exchange of words.
We're becoming a society that has less respect for each other, more self-centered, less tolerant and more materialistic. All because technology has
caused us to have less face to face interaction.