Blog Post 12: No… Technology?!?!??!


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I COULDN’T DO IT. Just kidding. To be honest, I didn’t think that it was all that difficult. Personally I have a good divide myself between technology and reality in which I do not rely completely on wasting time on the internet or texting friends, etc. What I would typically do on the internet I would instead spend doing other hobbies such as solving puzzles or walking my dogs. This is what I feel when it comes to the digital divide for younger generations. Karen Mossberger and Caroline Tolbert mention that there is more to the digital divide than just the access divide and that it is divided into more categories (Pg 207). I can understand that the digital divide in a problem in a ever growing digital world but I can’t help but think about the fact that this ever growing digital world forces those who want to continue on in this world to learn and use media and that because of the rapid growth of technology in modernized countries that those in 3rd world countries were unable to catch up and those who were content with what they already had would be left behind and ridiculed to “get with the times”. Furthermore, it does not help that this new technology keeps remediating itself and so requires knowledge of the previous versions in order to full understand it. I believe that the only solution to the digital divide is to slow technological growth and give time for people to learn and adapt to this new technology but also to make this technology available to everyone.

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