Human interaction seems to be a normal life behavior through dialogues and behaviors. The computer technology vigorously impacts the way of living, working, and thinking, which almost cover all aspects of modern life. Technology, especially human interaction technology, offers the convenience in every daily life, however, it affect our ability to be productivity in the physical exercise. In addition, it impact how people give back the emotional response as people meet each other. Sometimes, the risk of technology is to replace the human interaction face to face, but the purpose of creating it is to help human interaction get easier. This paper focuses on how it changes the usability and emotions in human interaction.
First, the usability of technology changes human life has happened in decades. It happens in the fast developing industrial and wealthy era. The idea of computing technology came from the process of solving mathematical problems in the early 17th century. As the computing technology just came out in the early 1800s, it was used to tabulate the data for the professional works in the considerable aspects of cost, technologies, and materials (“A Brief History of Computer Technology”). With the industrial development and the increasing human demand, the computer system design with programming languages and scientific applications becomes more important to work for a machine solve the problems. The computing technology is still a tool to work for human.
However, it is hard to define a specific transition point in computer technology, the gradual development and its improvement on its skills has changed the way of human living in the world from the day one we born in recent years. Recently, the interaction with smart speakers, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Home, and Apple’s Homepods, are all used to intelligently analyze a room to help control the home machinery system by voice. As people is used to use them, they would forget how to use the machines and do the household duties. As the function does not exist somewhere the person goes, the person become incapability to survive in the norm life patterns.
The dependency on technology could generate human basic living skills. It was called dependence lock-in in the Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans. The common problem happens at the shopping stores. As the computer system goes down, the lines in front of the counter would go longer and longer, because the shop assistant is not familiar with the calculation any more. The machine driven network weaken their abilities to “take action independent of automated systems” (Anderson, Luchsinger, and Rainie, p.3).
Secondly, it changes the way that people get information and emotionally responses to others. The way of control over their lives has been huge reduced, due to the high development of the intelligence tool, such as AI, and less learning opportunities on learning the power of dialogues and emotional control. The artificial general intelligence has capability to evolve through the user using history. They are smart enough to absorb the information you give and search for answer for you (Anderson, Luchsinger, and Rainie, p.11).
Human actually save time on searching, however, the answers that machine intelligence gives to you lead your thoughts. The information you have might be only from one side because your question does not mean to be precise. The way of thinking also lacks of creativity. The machines help human to find the answers, instead of creating answers in our daily-base usage. As the information only comes from the one side, it could give the emotional implications. The internet flaming is the product of the inaccurate information, the in-controllable information flows, and the irresponsible abreaction. it is impossible to control and filter every internet users’ behaviors on the internet, the problem of inaccurate information could be solved at the beginning. In addition, people without humility could magnify his own emotion and aggravate the untrue conflicts to hurt someone online.
Because of the internet, he is hidden behind the screen and has less chance to apologize on what he has done (Yamamoto & Ananou, p.9). Technology somehow takes away the explanation chance, because the lack of tone of voice, body language, and facial expression, the emails and the text messages are not the one hundred percent accurate when someone perceives the information from the other side. The misunderstanding and emotional implication could easily increase in this situation, which might be good or bad towards the development of relationship.
In the current society, children has more chances to touch the technology in the early studying stage. The technology looks more attractive and smarter, but whether it makes human more smarter and righteous is still a question. In the reality, the technology helps people to save time and energy to do works, such as the function of reminder, the story telling to children, and the easy connection based on the long-distance issue. However, people would be less appreciate on their meeting face to face. Increasing the self-knowledge is the basic skill to enhance the human in interaction regarding to the technology use. People should make the ethical choices all the time. It is also important to learn knowledge through living experience, instead of technology, which better to improve the cognitive consideration in social and emotional skills.