After agreeing with how technology had begun the change of society and the world in Williams article, McLuhan’s article “The Medium is the Message” becomes clearer with his point of view. His articles title says It all, McLuhan spends the entire time discussing how the medium is the message. He quotes “The restructuring of human work and association was shaped by the technique of fragmentation that is the essence of machine technology” (1). Restructuring and shaping humans through technology is comparable to Williams point of cause and effect. Technology has molded society and directly impacted people.
This chapter presents the main concept of the thesis, the “Device Paradigm.” Chapter two offers the answer to the first and second sub-problems of the study. It inquires, why does the “Device Paradigm” replace man’s identity? How does this so-called “Device Paradigm” affect human relationships today? Borgmann established his theory of technology by looking at the postmodern society, particularly on how the human mind began to discover and invent new technologies to ease human suffering of toil and labor. Furthermore, he also elaborated that the rise of information is one of the factors why the pattern of living changed drastically from century to century and thus continuously breaking direct human relationships.
For example- a researcher might begin his or her topic of interest. Then, researcher would curtail that down into more specific hypotheses that can be tested. The hypotheses are then further curtailed down, when observations are collected to test the hypotheses. This ultimately leads the researcher to be able to test the hypotheses with specific data, leading to a confirmation (or not) of the original theory and arriving at a
Technology is rapidly evolving at a fast pace in the 21st century and this has a strong influence in the formation of people’s personalities and characteristics. Escobar et al refers to this as “a rite of passage between industrial and post organic societies” (Escobar et al, 1994: 216). For some there is representation for new opportunities for the lines of communication between people and technology (Escobar, 1995: 412). Along with their interactions and relationships with others. In addition to this, the inverse is considered in this essay.
The issues of human nature and the place of the human in the society and in the cosmos have been replaced due to development and creation of new technologies, which made the life of a person completely different than it has been, for example, in the beginning of 20th century. The 21st century can be called the “digital era” and it has been growing fast, shaping the lives of new generations, as well as popular concepts and views on the world. The power of digital culture has increased and started influencing the sub-cultures, which appeared around new technologies, as well as it started defining the way a person should live, and predetermining the way in which human nature might be conceived in the next generations. Digital era may seem as an enormous progress to the human kind, but in the long-run view “digital era” is a distractive tool for people in terms of self-identity. Digital era shapes the meaning of what it is like to be a human in terms of nature and the person itself.
Katz writes about how the use of visual media can provide information that cannot be described with text alone. He also describes how the internet has led to much more information being available to the public and has allowed scientists to use more space when presenting information. The internet has also allowed scientific literature to be released at a much faster rate than ever before and it is up to online scientific publishers to keep the public up to date on their findings. However, one important aspect in this scientific communication revolution that may be getting overlooked is access to the information. One leading exemplary to all the topics Katz discuses is CERN.
The paper will also provide new thoughts & speculations for knowledge management systems. Some of the slight effects impacting upon the pattern of suggestions that artificial intelligence might provide for the knowledge management. Organised with the inquiries on the present extent of impactions are likewise
. Second, it is known that print media are accessible to certain audiences in ways that its contents fit into the taste of their readers by its own idiom and style, in which some people can easily relate into. It also tends to be a way to give more detailed and in-depth information and analysis about a topic since it has all the time in the world in explaining fully the content of the news, and of the audience to understand and fully digesting it, unlike that of the broadcast media. However, according to Fedena(2014), if you're targeting the global audience, then print media is not the medium to go for. Local newspapers and other forms of print media are only distributed in particular places only, and not globally unlike that of the internet contents which can be accessed worldwide and has a wider reach.
Academic researchers have found a relation between democratized governments and their press freedom . It shows how dictatorial regimes have limited to any freedom of speech. Cuba and North Korea remain the only Cold War frontiers with Communist Parties ruling in a dictatorship. They deserve attention in many aspects and international organizations have tried to help as much as they can. Freedom of speech plays an important role in human rights; nevertheless, it is not one of the most urgent needs in a country that lacks basic assistance for nutrition, health, water, and sanitation .
Believing that the language used in popular fiction is not that bad, Syuhada said that while getting Malaysians to read is a great concern, the types of books they read is a secondary concern. There needs to be efforts to inculcate the interest in reading. As for the reading materials, it is a concern because there are many categories of readers. If more people like to read popular fiction, the writers need to take the initiative to equip their writing with the correct language. But the language can’t be completely correct because a novel is a genre within literature.