Limiting Social Interaction In The Pedestrian By Ray Bradbury

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Technology is an ever present force in today’s modern society. Many people never leave home without a cellphone or check the newest trending Twitter topics every hour. It is sad to say that some people spend more time on social media than with the people who matter most: friends and family. In “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, a man is arrested while on a walk because the man is going against the rest of society by not spending every waking moment glued to a television. This story plays a bigger role than Bradbury could have imagined because more and more people are spending more and more time online or watching Netflix than interacting with real humans. It is almost seen as an oddity to call people on the phone now or actually meet in person because everything can be done through technology. Technology can poison the mind by limiting social interaction, giving out false information, and leading to addictive tendencies.…show more content…
Granted, Facebook or other social media sites are a great way to keep in touch with long distance friends or family. This can be great but should not be the sole way to interact with people. One reason as to why technology should not be used to limit social interaction is because it offers no face to face communication. Texts or emails can not stand in for hearing a friend’s voice or seeing a smile in person. Little by little, the internet and mobile technology seem to be subtly destroying the meaningfulness of interactions between two people. The second point of technology ruining social interaction is by taking away the emotional aspects of communication. “LOL” or a smiley emoticon do not fully convey the actual emotion behind the response. All people have a basic need to fill social bonds and that is difficult to do when the actual laugh or smile are not
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