From what I’ve seen, most people vaguely agree that modern technology causes problems, from decreased attention span and self-esteem to lack of interpersonal communication skills. The strange thing, though, is that no one likes to hear criticism, especially if they’re in their twenties or younger. We get defensive and make fun of anything bad that is said about phones, social media, TikTok, etc.
Part of that is because it’s repetitive. The same criticisms of modern technology and the Internet are constantly being repeated; normally, that would be seen as a pattern that should be listened to. In this case, it looks more like a nuisance, because it almost always comes from people older than us and the classic generation gap prevents us from taking it seriously.