Digital technology is no longer something that belonged only to science fiction movies or specialized publications. Even the notion of computers becoming a household appliance has turned into an old understatement. The spread of technology has made people’s lives a lot easier, but it has also brought a few concerns, especially when it comes to teenagers using, or overusing, digital devices and/or the internet.
It may seem rather contradictory to say that tools that were designed for the very purpose of enhancing communication, such as cell phones or social networks, are actually impeding social interaction, but that does seem to be the case sometimes, especially when instead of an aid, they become a necessity without which people can’t seem to live.
In the end, technology, like everything else, has its advantages and disadvantages. Some advantages of new technology like E-mail, for instance, is quite useful to affordably communicate with people who are in different cities and countries. On the other hand, personal interaction with family and friends is also important for an individual’s development. Environment friendly technology is also becoming very popular in several fields.