Communication Essay

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Since the inevitable turn of the 21st century, all technology available to us for the use of communicating has grown exponentially. Each passing year has seen these technologies develop further, leading to new and improved methods in which we can reach out to people across the room, street, state or the globe. Nevertheless, these advances in technology have impacted on the way that we communicate with each other. This paper will not only examine the development of technologies relating to communication, but also how such technological advances have negatively impacted on how we communicate with each other, specifically through the mediums of email, social media, and mobile phones; I will put forward the claim that communication has become a 'lost art'. The Oxford Dictionary defines communication as ‘the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/communication) The number and variety of devices that we use to communicate with each other has advanced significantly over the last 150 years. From the basic face-to-face communication and standard letter-writing, to the implementation of the telegraph and the basic land-line telephone As we have progressed into the 21st century, the expansion of technologies we use to communicate with each other, such as mobile phones and wireless Internet, have come together to invent our socially-networked lives." The art of communication is fast changing, however is it for the better? The quote that has (mistakenly) been attributed to Albert Einstein states “ I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction the world will have a generation of idiots.” The advent and progress of email, social media and mobile phones have created a faster way of sending and receiving messages, at the possible detriment of the use

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