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Young adults say technology can be dehumanizing: poll

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Article is a bit useless for this site since they don't explain why japanese have negative attitudes towards technology.

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Article is a bit useless for this site since they don't explain why japanese have negative attitudes towards technology.

All the more scope for speculation!

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I think a lot depends on what form of technological use we're talking about. I'm no expert but I can imagine technology has really helped in areas like farming, medicine, business, etc.

If the article is referring to cell phones, I think the advancements of smart phone technology, while has made our lives much more convenient, is really having a damaging effect on those who lack restraint.

How many times have you been out with a friend where all s/he does is text on the phone and constantly check fb updates rather than interacting with the group?

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People don't live in the moment, the live behind their smartphone screen recording it and uploading it to facebook, it is almost like they don't even get to experience it because they are working to record their own lives.

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@HokkaidoKuma How many times have you been out with a friend where all s/he does is text on the phone and constantly check fb updates rather than interacting with the group?

May I move a notch by adding...How often we've seen couples, out on a dinner date - if you will, spend a few minutes discussing their food selection, complimenting the place and soon after, engage spontaneously texting and updating their status rather than interacting with one another? Sad - so sad.

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I second gogogo's opinion wholeheartedly. Something rather unsatisfying when I spend more time typing into a computer (like I'm doing now) than sitting with someone having a nice chat.

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yup, I have come to the conclusion that smart phones etc are quickly becoming a real PITA! I cant even go into my yard & pick weeds for 30min without being hassled.

These devices are to help so much as they are to control us, track us, distract us ! Etc etc

Its become pretty insane, like I said in another thread I am REALLY starting to miss the ole analog ways!

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We all need to relax and not comment so much! Oops? I'm braking my own rule!!

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What kind of technology are they referring to? Smart phones get mentioned once, but nothing else. The word 'technology' covers a very broad range. Everything from flashing bicycle lights to super computers is technology. I don't understand the point of the study.

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