GT Writing Task 2 / Essay Sample # 79
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology. In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships people make? Has this become a positive or negative development?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Technological advancements have revolutionized how millions of people interact with each other and it has gone to a whole new level. With it, how we make relationship has also been affected. The essay will expound on how individuals can now build relationships across the world, and then opine that this is an incredibly positive development.
Unprecedented in human history, modern technology has made it extremely convenient for people to communicate and get in touch with family, relatives, friends or old classmates. Besides, people can communicate instantaneously with someone they have never acquainted with before and in geography they have never been to with the help of digital applications like WhatsApp or Viber. They can even find someone over a freelancing platform to have their job done. This is quite different from the conventional relationships we develop by meeting in person; it is, nevertheless, hard to downplay these relationships. Moreover, social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, provide people with a platform that allows them to live chat and comment on someone else’s matter instantly. Strangely enough, some of them even find their dates online and make friends in a distant country without ever meeting them.
Overall, the phenomenon is a real boon to mankind. The revolution in communication that modern technology brings forth has eroded the traditional notions of national sovereignty. It has blurred the line between national and international boundaries, wielded enormous influence in the values of the national identity so as to transform global citizen; whose ideas, values, ethics, orientations are no longer moulded by the local culture and environment. Rather the global ideals and values being incessantly aired on the webs and social media to make a better world. Most importantly, the communication revolution has paved the way for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, towards which the globe is rapidly heading.
In conclusion, leading-edge technology has altered our mode of interactions forever, transcending national and cultural barriers that individuals can frankly chat, talk and can readily keep in touch, and it is a windfall achievement that will transform a new world where things, like culture, sect, and so on, that split people will not exist.