tirsdag 2. februar 2010
How does ICT influence social life ?
When I was a little girl the technology was not so complicated as it is today. There was only one TV channel and it didn't start until 18.00 in the evening. Only one childrens program on tv each day, and no longer than 30 minutes. The scariest program ever was "Pompel og Pilt".(made in 1969)
To communicate whit people distanced, we had a telephone. The telephone should only be used to long distance calls or emergencies, because it was so expensive to use. Today in our information, communication and technology society the picture is completely another. For exaple if you telephun whit skype, it is free to call. So, is this technology revolution that has taken place only positive ? Well, mabye I am old fashion, but I like to speak to people face to face. When you speak whit people throug a computer or a cellphone parts of the message disapear. You can not read a persons body language and mime when using this technological divices. It is easy to get the wrong impression and misunderstandigs apper.
Knowledge is important to understand the unknown, how does the internet really work ? Commoncraft has made this youtube video explaining the internet, world wide web.
We no longer visit our neighbors, we speak with them on facebook,msn, sms or telephone calls. And the children who used to play outside in the snow in the winter, and play football in the summer, they do excactly the same as their parents. The children use the new technology to comunicate whit their friends, play games and school work. And dont get me started on the lack of physikal training we get, stucked behind a computer every evening !
On the other hand i can see the benefits we get from this new devices. It is nice to find both new and good old friends on the internet. We can comunicate with people from the hole world on a daily basis if we want to. And for some people it is the difference of having a sosial life or not. In the end i guess i just have to accept that the new tecnology is here to stay and trie to adjust my way of living the best i can. I just hope i dont end up like this :
Have a nice day everyone !