In today’s society, we are so engrossed with our devices of technology. We walk with our phone in our hands, headphones in our ears and totally oblivious to the surroundings around us. We are so much more concerned with what is going on, on social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, that the only relationship that we are having with our peers is through our phones. Everyone does it, sometimes even unconsciously, because that is what we have become immune to it; especially occurring more often with the younger generation, because this new technology is basically second hand to them. You can walk into a restaurant and look around at the tables and find more people on their phones when sitting with their company than people interacting with the person across from them. This is what our generation and the younger generations has come to; the only type of relationship we have is with our devices, which is sad. Julian Dibbell’s article, “A Rape in Cyberspace; or How an Evil Clown, a Haitian Trickster Spirit, Two Wizards, and a Cast of Dozens Turned a Database into a Society”, uses the analogy of rape to explain what type of control technology has over us. Dibbell paints this picture in our minds of the setting that you would see on a criminal justice show of someone being assaulted. The action of actual, physical rape is brutal and awful to even think about, but when the internet “rapes” you, that human interaction and conversations is lost. The control that computers and technology has over us is insane and not normal or healthy either. This type of relationship that everyone who is associated with technology is beginning to form and go even further.

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