5 Stars Speak on the Negative Impacts of Technology

While technology can help people connect, even create amazing opportunities and have so many other benefits – there can be some negative impacts that we might forget about (probably because we’re too busy being glued to our phones!). These 5 stars have pointed out that being completely absorbed by the internet, social media and all things tech can have some drawbacks. Here are the negative impacts that they don’t like about technology.

Drew Barrymore


Drew thinks too much information is available because of technology: “I just don’t like this compulsive, instantaneous, over-information, lack-of-privacy, weirdo aspect of the world. If you meet someone, they already know everything…What about showing up on the date and saying, ‘What do you do for a living? Who are your friends?’ Yes, you can avoid maybe a serial killer, but who f**king knows? I am a romantic and it scares me…”

Kate Moss

Kate thinks people have forgotten manners and boundaries: “Now, with Instagram and everything, everyone’s so on their phones that even when I’m in a restaurant someone will come up and ask to get a picture with me. I’m like ‘No’. There are no boundaries any more.”

Kendall Jenner

Kendall thinks technology makes people miss the real world as it happens: “We had a two-hour drive from the airport to where we were staying, and I’d left my phone in my bag, so I didn’t touch it the whole way. I looked out the window at everything, and I saw people who live in huts and have dogs that were, like, withering away. And all their food, meat, was hanging in front of their house. It was very sad. Then we pulled up to this amazing house we were staying at, and I looked over and Kylie was on her phone the whole time and didn’t see one thing that I saw.”

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph thinks language is being destroyed by the internet: “[Modern language] is being eroded by a world of truncated sentences, soundbites, and Twitter. Our expressiveness and our ease with some words is being diluted so that the sentence with more than one clause is a problem for us, and the word of more than two syllables is a problem for us.”

Shailene Woodley

Shailene dislikes the lack of privacy more technology brings: “I’m not a big technology person. I don’t even have a smartphone. I don’t even have a cellphone! And if I were to have one, it would be a flip-phone. There’s a bigger lack of privacy than there’s ever been, but there’s also a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been… I’m talking to people more than I’ve ever talked to in my life because I no longer have that crutch. The more you get away from all the technological buzz, the more freedom you have.”