Communication has been a big part of everyone life, which consists of daily communication through people talking to each other or people sending email and calling others. But choosing between face-to-face communication and other means of indirect communication is argued by many people. In my opinion, I would prefer indirect communication to direct communication. This type of communication gives us not only convenient but also face-to-face video chat with only the lack of physical contact.
First, indirect communication provides a huge amount of advantageous over direct communication in term of comfortability. While distance is great problem for face-to-face communication, with emails and online chat, we can send our message instantly to anyone, anywhere in the world. You could talk to your friend or family oversea almost everyday and it costs much less than taking a trip to meet them. It also help us alleviate the barrier of language when we can translate online every words in the email. International communication between penpals is much easier than ever with the help of Google translate. In short, why rarely meet people when you can chat to them on a daily basis.
Furthermore, technology provides utility which indirect communication has for working and studying. You could send coworkers, teacher documents containing your work which face-to-face communication will never provide. While you can do your work on paper and give it to your teachers and coworkers, it is much faster and less work when you do it on a computer and send it by email. For instance, a student who is doing his assignment on history on a computer will finish his product faster and with fewer mistakes than a student who is writing his assignment by hand. His professor would also receive the work faster and able to improve the document with tools rather than write directly on it and eventually the student won’t have to redo the whole assignment to be able to make a better version.
Finally, a face-to-face meeting can always be replace by a video a chat which has no different except for the lack of physical contact. Nowaday, international meeting or dating is happening all around the globe and since face-to-face communication is almost impossible, people turn to indirect communication for solutions. They can now use video chat to meet each other, see faces without having to actually meet up. This has help many people around the world to get to know new people although they haven’t met.
In conclusion, technology has been so developed that face-to-face communication is rarely needed when people could use a new and better version with only the lack of physical contact.
In the future we may communicate only through other means of indirect communication rather than communicate directly which poses many disadvantages.