Many factors have come to play in the rise of terrorism, though key elements that paved the way for it to be thoroughly established are technology and neo-liberal ideas. They have laid the foundations for individualistic ideologies and the method in transferring and spreading these outside of their origins. Technology plays a very important role in society, as it has been one of the causes of modernization and comfortable living. However, a dichotomy on the use and purpose of technology is gradually developing, and defenders and attackers of this tool each have own rational features. And through a firm belief on the use of technology in people’s lives, the ideology of technological determinism has emerged.
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
Digital Divide Before, the digital divide had to do with people who had access to technology and people who didn’t but over the last ten years, almost the entire population have been using technology in many ways from laptops to cellphones. Nowadays, Digital divide is a term that refers to the gap between population and regions that have access to modern information and communications technology, and those that don 't or have access to them. These technologies include cellphones, televisions, personal computers, and the Internet. So this means that it is the study of the different inequalities between individual people, households, businesses, or geographic areas, usually at different socioeconomic levels or other demographic categories. In
Also there are social impacts of the digital divide. In the UK, there are some who cannot afford new equipment; therefore they cannot keep up with the increasing speed of development. Although it could be argued that this is not an issue in the UK, most people have enough money for quite a high standard of living so connecting up is usually a matter of personal priorities. The educational impact is that in the UK, there is a lot of Government-provided IT access at school. Every school is expected to teach ICT and all UK schools are connected to the internet.
Emergence of digital technologies, introduction of interactive and participative digital environments and mobile devices let people express their identities with different means. Faucault (1988), in his seminar, used a terminology; “technologies of the self”. He defined it as “those which let individuals to transform themselves into new identities in order to attain happiness, wisdom, perfection, etc. by their own means or with the help of others”. O’Regan (2009), in his article on new technologies and social networks, repeated the term.
By using processes and techniques identical to those employed in the industry and this is the most important aspect of the Digital Architecture. However, many people, architects and students interpret that the features of the digital architecture is the rediscovery of complex curving shape. Technology can be very helpful in architecture. For example, Frank Gehry knows how to use those advantages of technologies and lead us to a new style and an improved way of
This makes them inaccessible to people who are unable to read or write in English. This again makes it hard for them to compete on the International job market. Skills and digital literacy However, research shows that the digital divide is more than just an access issue and cannot be alleviated merely by providing the necessary equipment. There are at least three factors at play: information accessibility, information utilization and information receptiveness. More than just accessibility, individuals need to know how to make use of the information and communication tools once they exist within a community Information professionals have the ability to help bridge the gap by providing reference and information services to help individuals learn and utilize the technologies to which they do have access, regardless of the economic status of the individual seeking
In this new modern era of networking and communication all social, cultural and educational matters spread quickly transversely across borders and locally. Most of the 21st century undergrad students are more believed and tilted towards new social media technology and social networking sites to exchange their ideas, share the latest news and to figure out their worldviews (Azadeh, 2011). Social media technology is the most conversed topic nowadays, it has gained more attention of the mass media and most of the people have widely adopted it during last few years (Hrastinski & Dennen, 2012). Social media technology because of its globalization, worldwide connection and informational function of communication by using digital and mobile technologies has now been used formally in the educational setup by the students, faculty and
As a result, large population and groups are prohibited from exhausting these technologies. • Digitalisation also generates new ways in which information can be misused as for example phishing, hacking are abuses of the digital technology (Piccirillo, 2011). This seemingly inevitable evolution of digital technology in the field of media production, publishing has since infused in every aspect of the Media-Publishing World. The music industry and the film industry was completely reassembled through the process of digital democratization (Eng and Luff, 2011).With the progress of the film industry the process of filmmaking technology has advanced too , from sound recording, to cameras, to editing. Technological progressions in these zones have expanded the creative possibility of a filmmaker or an artist.
When used appropriately, different technologies can help expand access to education, strengthen the relevance of education to the increasingly digital workplace, and raise educational quality by helping make teaching and learning in an active process connected to real life. In this module, we will get an overall idea about the concept of Information and Communication Technology. We will also discuss about the significance of ICT in education and its scope. 19.2 ICT In the era of technology today, we get updated information through internet. We take online tickets or use smart cards to take tickets.