The one problem that technology can't solve is lack of face-to-face communication. I have found myself texting my sister who is two rooms away instead of simply walking over to the living room and having a conversation.
iPhones, tablets, and computers have made us lazy. What is happening to our social skills? They are all converting to social media platforms. We have no problem commenting on someone's picture on Instagram, but have to work up the courage to say hello in the hallway.
While technology has many benefits, I have to ask, "When is enough, enough?"
Thinking of how the world will be in 10 years honestly scares me. I don't want my kids to grow up in a world where they feel like they don't have to talk or hang out with their friends in person.
I grew up playing outside and climbing trees. The idea of a handheld tablet would have blown my mind! I understand why toddlers and young children are intrigued by technology, it's awesome. Although, there needs to be a line of self control. It may be hard for me as a teenager, but I know when I need to put down my phone and get a task done. I'm worried that the next generation won't have that type of self-control.
The only thing we can do is realize that our world is glued to our phones and we need to make the effort to stop. Encourage others to actually talk to each other and learn about each other face-to-face! Get out and explore the world. Use technology as an aid and don't develop a strong dependence.