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The Advancement of Technology vs The Rapid Death of Society

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posted on May, 4 2011 @ 02:37 PM
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The Advancement of Technology vs The Rapid Death of Society



Ok. I think we can safely (And unfortunately) say that alongside this rapid advancement in technology there has been an even more rapid decline in the quality of society. This is pretty much an already established issue and has been observable for quite a long time. Perhaps kicking off quite a bit when T.V's became a household thing.

Look at the youth these days. SERIOUSLY. And before I get flamed I am within full right of saying this as I am in fact only 19 years old and have to deal with these people on a daily basis. Being quite social I get out quite a lot and meet a lot of different young people ranging from the ages of 13-14 to people in their late twenties and early thirties. Don't get me wrong, I know some really cool and decent people but it is incredibly hard to find young people like this amongst all the crap.

What I notice is that as more and more generations are spawned there are more and more of the following symptoms;

Poor communication skills: Kids are relying more and more on the internet to communicate and are finding it harder and harder to communicate properly with people in person. The level of vocabulary in a frighteningly high number of young people today is absolutely appalling. Kids are ACTUALLY STARTING TO SAY THINGS LIKE 'LOL' IN SPOKEN CONVERSATION.

Poor education: A lot of kids these days know absolutely nothing of the world around them. They don't pay attention in school. They show no respect for their parents or teachers. They have no curiosity for anything that doesn't directly effect them and with the internet, the world DOES practically revolve around you. The only things a lot of these kids seem to care about are their video games, their clothes, their next bag of weed, their next binge drinking session or their Gang(lawl). Which leads me on to my next point.

Gang culture: Maybe more easily referred to in the UK as 'Chav Culture', this is maybe the biggest bane in our society right now. Everyone is an enemy or a target. People should be bullied for fun. Dominance should be asserted everywhere it isn't needed and standard morals, values, principles and manners are pretty much none-existent.

The children are our future?
Well I'm looking and from what I can see, if this is the case then we are pretty screwed!

Sure. Nowadays you can shop, socialise, listen to music and do just about everything from your mobile phone. You can also grab a games console and slaughter thousands of people a day with some pretty realistic looking graphics. There is enough media to keep a man occupied his whole life.

But at what cost?

How many girls will develop anorexia before our society crumbles? How many young boys will get stabbed over some pointless hyped up bravado? How many illegal wars will be fought with unfair and unjust targeting?

How far will technology advance before we all kill ourselves with stupidity? Will it advance enough to ensure our species surviving on another planet? Will corporations allow technology that will save our planet to come into the consumer market or will the corporations continue to kill our planet?

The Advancement of Technology vs The Rapid Death of Society

Who will win?


-TechUnique



edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)

edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 4 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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All this technology is still fairly fresh give it some time and things will balance out i hope. we need periods of history like this to bring about greater change in the future when our kids kids can look back and say hey im glad things changed ya?? The social impacts of the internet and our younger generations are enormous ive been around young kids so young who brag about smoking weed and getting head shots in call of duty while using lingo ive never even heard of. we live in strange times.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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I just had this conversation with my sister a few days ago, the steady decline of society from the late 70's to the present is disturbing. My feeling is Television and the unrealistic lifestyles and reality shows have done a number on today's youth we now have life imitating art or garbage as I see it. Also their are no boundaries set for any kind morality or kindness in TV or most music.

During the 80's with the push to get more women into the workplace and the easing of decency standards lowered for what is seen on television, kids during that era were really at the start of not having their mothers at home and it went down hill from there fast. That set into motion a new and harmful dynamic of consumerism, with most households having more money to spend on everything from 2 cars, designer clothing, Atari stations and a TV in every room.

Technology to some degree has been our downfall, but from my perspective it's been the tearing down of society through the media via "I want that" syndrome, rampant consumerism, credit card debt, over worked and over burdened parents and kids that are being raised by taught by what they see on Television.

In my mind this is a fixable problem..perhaps if people were willing to live with less "stuff" turn off the nonsense on TV, make your children earn what they want as opposed to just "giving it" to them. If we as a society want to find our humanity again we must stop looking for it on Television or in the crazy lyrics of some of the music that has a destructive element in it, or from Dr Oz or Oprah. We must find our humanity first within our selves, stop over indulging and live within our means. Help someone else, give something away, volunteer for a charity you like and take your kids along to see how the other half lives. Simplify our lives a little bit..maybe I'm wrong..but that's what I see..just to much meaningless stuff..taking up way to much room. SnF Cheers coco



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Its not the advancement of technology .. Its the lack of honour, integrity, morals and responsibility for ones actions in western countries that is causing western society to collapse. Technology is only a tool neither good nor bad - its the people that make the problems.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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Apologies double post..
edit on 4/5/11 by Expat888 because: Gremlins ...



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