Digital Contentment-Blend of intellect and tech.

In this era of advancement, as multiple segments are approaching technology to be more efficient in their respective fields. There is a segment of people who seem to be discontent with the use of technology.

It is just this omnipresent character of digital technologies that gives people pause. Among the interview participants, there was a vague sense that traditional boundaries and norms surrounding public discourse and privacy were shifting in ways they couldn’t understand. So while they expressed gratitude, optimism, and even excitement about the new environment, citing access to endless information and the ability to connect, they also admitted to feelings of embarrassment, guilt,
and contempt. In our digital environment, said Lucy, we have no shame: “People don’t seem to really care that all their business is out there, whether they’re talking on the phone at the grocery store, whether they’re putting everything on Facebook, like nothing is sacred anymore.”-(The uneasy Zion)

Also, there are certain events that happen digitally and left people in the long phase of guilt. Ticona asked her subjects to evaluate not only their own interactions with digital tools but also those of friends, colleagues, and family members. Te responses often revealed feelings of guilt and shame, as well as curious disconnects between feelings of autonomy and control and those of helplessness and impotence

On the other hand, there is a strong yearn amongst technologists to never get satisfied with whatever they have created and have zeal to come up on something dynamic with Manipulation to which Facebook calls-“Product Development.”

Sandberg and Rudder revealed how either clueless or cynical
they are about the central importance of social media platforms to users’ emotional lives. Facebook and OkCupid are not simply efficient tools for sharing baby pictures and finding dates in a new city; they are social spaces
in which actual people pursue desires and craft lives. Even in the early days of the ARPANET, the Internet forerunner that was designed as an efficient tool for sharing information, networked technologies were,
as psychologist Sherry Turkle has said, “taken up as
technologies of relationship.”6

In relation to ISTE standard 7b- Partner with educators, leaders, students and families to foster a culture of respectful online interactions and a healthy balance in their use of technology. There is no denying the fact that advanced technologies have facilitated humans in broadening the range of interactions from villages to countries despite leaving an essence of discontent amongst digital immigrants. However, it is a great tool to bring more efficient and productive things in the years ahead and extremely beneficial in making humans collaborative. Something that I have really found dynamic about making healthy relationship between between well being and technology is the lecture in the link below.

Certainly, there are many more technological innovations to come that will make a positive impact around the globe.

References

Citizen Advocate, Digital. “Digital Citizenship in Education.” ISTE, https://www.iste.org/areas-of-focus/digital-citizenship.

Julia Ticona and Chad Wellmon, “Uneasy in Digital Zion,” The Hedgehog Review 17:1 (2015): 58-71-https://chadwellmon.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/ticonawellmon_hi.pdf

“Technology and Health: Aging Safely and More Independently.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 Jan. 2018, https://www.cdc.gov/grand-rounds/pp/2013/20130917-technology-aging.html.

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