Technology has made people more alone

Chloe Anzai, Editorial

People would rather Facetime than have a face-to-face conversation. They say it is much easier to talk over the phone than to talk in person. When people decide to talk over the phone, it is harder to connect on a personal level.

The children of this generation and the generations to come will lack communication skills. They will also lack the skills for “in person” communication.

Although technology makes us more alone it also helps us connect. For example, the ballistic missile threat here in Hawaii on Saturday, Jan. 13.  

I didn’t read the notification: I thought it was just a flash flood warning. When I found out it was a ballistic missile threat I took it very seriously. I needed to get in touch with family to find out what was happening and what I was supposed to do.

I got multiple calls from family and friends, they’re telling me things like “I love you” and “I am so happy I had you in my life”.

So in some cases, technology brings people together and can help people connect. Especially in a very scary and confusing time. But at other times it causes people to feel isolated and alone.