Technology’s influence on society cannot be underestimated. From movies to classrooms, technology is always present and always changing our perceptions of communication. Our generation grew up with technology in our everyday life. Looking at the younger generation, it seems as though technology is even more central to their life. Video game leagues are more popular than ever, and it is hard pressed to find too many young children that are not already exposed to technology. This brings light questions on where the balance between technology and society is going forward. A clear issue between the balance of human interaction and technological is imminent.

C.P. Snow once said, “Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” This quote describes the conflict that technology brings to society. On the one hand, it creates many advantages to make everyone’s life more efficient and more manageable. We can gain knowledge at the click of a google search or the ability to know what is going on across the world with one tweet.  Technology has connected the world together. For instance, there are 2.2 billion people on Facebook today all across the globe.

Yet, while we are closer to people across the world, we are not present in the world today. A lot of human interaction has been replaced by technology in the workplace, school, and social settings. Growing up in a time where it is easier to send a text or email can alter how we view interaction. As we become more and more reliant on technology, we are losing aspects that drive human connection. We are continually missing the need to talk face to face. As we become more reliant on technology, we must find that balance that keeps us, humans. Finding that balance between Science, Technology, and Society is a scary truth we must discover.