Violence of technology

Society’s overdependence on technology and the related negative impacts need to be accepted (“The everyday violence of technology”, August 4). It is true that there is loss of creativity due to addiction to technology. However, it cannot be disputed that without the advancement of technology, our lives would come to a grinding halt. The inability or refusal to remain abreast of the rest of the world pushes an individual far behind in terms of employment and quality of life. Technology is so pervasive that we cannot keep gadgets away from children too. The pros of technology outweigh the cons.

V. Lakshmanan, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu

The article is a wake-up call to everyone, parents especially. It is true that even when children meet these days, they play games online or watch movies instead of playing together or talking with one another. My generation had the privilege of growing up in times when television or theatre was the only major time-stealer. We did not miss out on reading or playing outdoors. We should consciously engage in activities with our children so that they do not grow up with their heads immersed in technology, losing sensitivity towards others and the ability to care for them. Perhaps consciously spending time everyday with a family member, colleague, or friend may be a small start in moving towards building stronger interpersonal relationships.

Anjitha Mathew, Bengaluru

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