Wikipedia extends this by defining digital transformation as the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of human society. In contrast, Mckinsey(2015) believes that digital should be seen less as a thing and more a way of doing things, essentially around creating value at the new frontiers of the business world, generating value in the processes that execute a vision of customer experiences and building foundational capabilities that support the entire structure. Although there are
The Digital Revolution, known as the Third Industrial Revolution, is the change from analog, mechanical, and electronic technology to digital technology which began anywhere from the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the adoption and proliferation of digital computers and digital record keeping that continues to the present day. Implicitly, the term also refers to the sweeping changes brought about by digital computing and communication technology during the latter half of the 20th century. Analogous to the Agricultural Revolution and Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution marked the beginning of the Information Age. Central to this revolution is the mass production and widespread use of digital logic circuits, and its derived technologies,
The Impact of the Digital Age on Communication between societies Today we are living in the information age, the digital age, in which knowledge or information becomes the main source of wealth and political power than land, labor and material capital. The period in which digital communications or knowledge base economies are became the backbone of society (Mandarano, L., Meenar, M. and Steins, C., 2010). The digital age emerged from advances in ICT in the 1970s that facilitated the production and distribution of information and allowed for new forms of organization, such as the emergence of a global economy based on information technology networks (Castells, 1996). Such globalization has become the reality of the world because of the advancement of information and communication technology, such as the standardization of different Web-based protocols, which has significantly improved the communication and collaboration between individuals and communities throughout the world. Outcomes of the digital technologies including the new age of creativity, connectivity and uploading online materials by users are among the ten forces
Researchers such as Bienefeld (2005), Huntington (2005), Schiller (1992) and Hamelink (1983) opined that digital media are swiftly eroding long nurtured indigenous cultural values, hence replacing them with strange belief systems and practices. On the other side of the divide, scholars such as Reich (1992), Wang (1996), Wilson ( 1998 ) and Zwizwai (1999) are of the view that the information technology era has not only enriched indigenous cultural values, but has aided in the propagation of such. The study therefore seeks to examine the effect of digital culture on a culturally entrenched country like Nigeria with over 500 ethnic
The Internet is the conclusive innovation of the digital era. This worldwide system of computer systems, to a great extent construct these days in light of stages of remote correspondence, gives omnipresent limit of multimodal, intuitive correspondence in picked time, rising above space. The media has worsen the contorted recognition by harping into unnerving reports on the premise of episodic perception and one-sided analysis. In the event that there is a point in which sociologies, in their differences, ought to add to the full comprehension of the world in which we live. Amongst of the most vociferous reactions of the Internet has dependably been that it adds to depression among its users.
These digital devices are being used for almost every daily routines like the trip to your work, or finding a vacation location, to be connected with colleagues and friends and family, to buy products and many more other things. Generation Einstein has an important role in the digitalization of our world. Generation Einstein also known as Millennials will be defined as people born after 1988 in this thesis, this generation has grown up their whole life in an digital native. In this century is a lot of multimedia applications, this generation cannot imagine their world without any socialmedia or other devices. (Wikipedia, 2014).
As Sabrina Sotiriu summarize, “the main debate around digital diplomacy has boiled down to issues of change versus continuity with respect to the traditional forms of conducting diplomatic relations, whether bilateral, trilateral, or multilateral” [Bjola,C. & Holmes, M. 2015:37]. On the one hand of the barricade is Alec Ross, who accepts that digital diplomacy should, and is meant to, complement, not replace, the traditional practices of diplomacy. His vision is that twenty-first century is an era for using the technologies, the networks and the demographics to advance foreign policy goals and that digital diplomacy is the main statecraft of this time . Another point of his view towards digital diplomacy is that the nature of how diplomacy can be performed with changed power structures and new technological tools.
As part of my Children’s Cultural Worlds assessment, I was asked to discuss the digital media and technologies that exist in contemporary children’s lives from a sociological perspective. Throughout this essay I will discuss a number of different areas in which digital technology and media is evident. These are childhood, society, friendships, gender, consumption, play, creativity, participatory cultures, convergence and interpretive reproduction. Digital media is defined where as digital technology is defined as There is no doubt that recent media technologies have become a major part in many children’s lives over the past number of years. The introduction of Mobile Phones, The Internet, I Pods, I Pads, Play stations, X Box and various Social
In modern civilisation, technology develops at a fast pace. With technology forever changing we, as inhabitants of a technological age are constantly bombarded with information about the latest in smartphone, computing and networking technology. Modern society collectively is dependent on such developments, as the benefits of such technology are boundless, and contribute to an easier way of life for the user. Understanding the conception of technology requires the researcher to delve into the past. Far from the world of the smartphone, the tablet or the computer, technology in its infancy shaped the foundations of society today, from humble beginnings in the cave, eg.
Since the dawn of its creation, artists have constantly been among the first communities to manifest in the new technology at that time. They had been experimenting with the digital media long before the digital revolution, but “[a]t first, the fruits of their labours were mostly exhibited at conferences, festivals, and symposia devoted to technology of electronic media.” (Paul, 2008, p.7) However, towards the end of the century, digital art flourished; becoming an established term, and started getting exhibited in galleries and museums around the globe. With the expansion of digital art, and the inventions of new technology, the computer was created. Furthermore, Burnett, Brunstorm, and Nilsson discussed how “the meeting of media and computer, and the computerization of culture as a whole, changes the identity of both media and the computer itself.” (Burnett, Brunstorm, and Nilsson, 2005, p. 10) This opens up new possibilities for convergence, as well as further developments in their perception and their