Is Social Media Making People Anti-Social?

Everyday, millions of people go online to chat and share things they find interesting, but a staggering number of people no longer communicate face to face and a lot don’t even know how to without the use of their phones or gadgets.

Why are we communicating less in person? Is it because we have fully adapted to the social media age? Or is it simply that we no longer know how to?

Over the years I have witnessed a drop in face-to-face communication. I have seen people sitting in social environments with their heads in buried their phones. Is this mental illness, I often wonder, or is this a new age of communication? An age where nobody talks to each other unless it is via some gadget.

I have seen people go to visit others – like grandparents etc. – and ignore them completely for whoever or whatever is on their phone. This is an epidemic among, not just young adults, but children too, and if this continues we will see a generation of people who do not know how to communicate with other humans and society will devolve into a primitive state.

We must encourage our children to use these gadgets less. We must also practice what we preach!


Is Government A.I. Rating Your Value To Society?

Artificial Intelligence is all around us today. It is in our phones, computers and even in handy little assistant pods which can help you around the house. But what if they’re watching you for the Government?

It was recently revealed that the Chinese Government has an A.I. working for them. The A.I. gathers information about individuals in the country and rates their value to the society in which they live. The A.I. gets its information from a number of sources which include: Social Media, Doctors Records, Police records, other A.I.s which share information for a price. And more.

How the rating system works is unknown, but we can imagine that it rates you on productivity, health and intelligence.

And if you think you’re safe because you live in another country, you’d be deadly wrong. Just because there is only one nation going public on this, doesn’t mean there aren’t a number of others doing the same thing in secret.

The question is no longer, if the government does this, but, what are they going to do with the information?

I theorise that because of the rise in population, and a lack of resources, among other factors, that the governments which are using this technology will use the information to alleviate the growing problem. Now I’m not saying that they will go door to door in some Nazi styled purging spree, I think rather, they will stop medical treatments of some patients who are less valuable or allow criminals to kill each other.

If you’re worried about this, which you definitely should be, my suggestion to you is to become in-disposable to the society in which you live.


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