How Our Human Interactions Impact Our Interactions with Machines

Human interaction can take an important part in our lives, whether we like it or not. We live in a society where we are surrounded by our family members, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and strangers.

Depending on the type of relationship we have with that person, we may share our thoughts and ideas with them, collaborate with them, or our contact could be limited to a simple ‘Hi’ every morning. The point is that we are all connected somehow, on different scales.

Be it an introverted or extroverted personality type you may have, sharing life with people who you care about, and who love and appreciate you, is unique. This attachment is what can give life its meaning to some of us, while it gives a greater sense of belonging for others.

However, in the age of technology where machines are replacing our co-workers and our devices are accompanying us more than our friends and family, could we be growing more attachment to them?

Even though the answer to this question can be complicated, we can certainly say we are growing more attached to our devices and the machines around us day after day.

This can be particularly relatable when you wake up one day to find out your phone is no longer working. The disappointment you may experience can be similar to when a close one deceives you.

Not only that, we depend on our devices to keep our secrets, and use them to express our thoughts and feelings, and even carry out conversations.

So perhaps we are projecting our human nature and expectations on the machines and devices around us, but we shall never forget that nothing can replace human interactions.

Mayra Cortes
mcortes@cynexlink.com