Effects of Technology On Modern SocietyPaper Rating: Word Count: 895 Approx Pages: 4
In "High-Tech Parenting, Amitai Etzioni insists that good, old-fashioned parenting has been replaced with "tele-parenting and the new and improved "virtual parenting . That we have adopted rushed cell phone conversations and text message exchanges for actual, REAL parenting and, thus, we have witnessed slippage of values that once governed the issues of parenting. Additionally, he suggests that this is facilitated by modern parents' fast-paced careers and the perpetual advancement of consumer technologies. And furthermore, that the near-future results of our society's dependence upon technology are detached families, " ¦Parents had better keep these marvelous gizmos in good repair, because family get-togethers may soon be replaced by conference calls, and the complete eradication of normal family association, " ¦As parents grow old and find themselves in a nursing home, they had better take a modem with them; emails are sure to follow. As time allows.
I believe that the effects of technology on our society are even more serious than the parenting issues described by Etzioni. We are witnessing the slow regression of our society to one in which int