In today’s world, thanks to the rapid progress of science and technology, the use of devices such as phones or computers is more and more widespread than ever. Hence, it is believed to lead to the loss of human ability to have face-to-face conversations. From my perspective, I totally advocate this point of view.
To start with, the first and foremost reason why people tend to contact online via mobile phone or computer is the convenience that such devices bring to our lives. As long as they have a stable Internet access, users can make use of mobile phones to contact with anyone in every corner of the world. In comparison with travelling a far distance to visit their friends or relatives, this alternative, apparently, is more time-saving and cost-effective, especially for those who are busy at work or study. Gradually, people prefer online communication than traditional ones. This tendency, however, may result in the over reliance of users in these technological devices, which may result in the downfall of face-to-face communication in their daily life.
Besides, the allure of apps and games in such devices may be another reason that prevent people from communicating person-to-person. Since there are a host of tempting games and interesting apps in mobile phone or computer, users will probably keep their eyes glued to the screen all day. For instance, some teenagers addicted to playing games or surfing social network sites such as Facebook and they even avoid interact with their family members or friends in real life. Consequently, this may isolate themselves from the whole society and in the long term, lead to their lack of face-to-face communication skill.
In conclusion, I argue that the overwhelming use of mobile phones and computers will result in the loss of person-to-person communication ability. I suppose that everyone should adjust their dependence on such devices in order to prevent themselves from lacking face-to-face interaction.