The impact of technological development on human thinking
The rapid development of technology is having an increasingly clear impact on lifestyle. This is because technological developments are affecting the mass communication model to carry out activities of daily living.
In the past, the Internet was seen as something complicated for ordinary people, but now you can see for yourself that the Internet has become an everyday thing for many people. Or maybe you are one of those who have almost all social network accounts and intensively interact with other people online.
Nowadays, some people look at their gadgets too much or use them too much. Wherever and wherever the individual is, they will not be disconnected from their mobile phone. Plus, now that we’ve entered the smartphone age, we can do so much with one hand.
If you look at the above comparison with today’s more sophisticated technological developments, it can be said that this harms information that is not true and whose source is ambiguous. Such as spreading misleading information and discussing too much information when not necessarily useful to readers. This results in the recipient of the information becoming “information overload” as we are forced to accept it from any information we process.
It would be nice if, in this era of globalization and increasingly sophisticated technology, we were wiser both as technology connoisseurs and users when it comes to harnessing and applying technology needs in our lives.
The digital age is an age in which human civilization moves continuously in a global society and becomes part of the global human process. His presence brings significant changes to life, both positive and negative. The digital age can also be referred to as globalization.
According to Wikipedia, globalization refers to the process of international integration that occurs through the exchange of worldviews, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.
For example, the beginning of the digital age with the advent of means of transport and communication. The change is motivated by the unlimited human mind. People always want to create innovations that will make human life easier in the future.
Technological developments and changes in the digital age influence people’s thought patterns. The way people think is determined by what is happening around them.
With the existence of sophisticated technology, access to information can be made easier. Information can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and by anyone. This will help us with the information and knowledge we have. In addition, we can also carry out different activities at the same time (multitasking). For example, playing a smartphone while listening to music.
Along with the development of communication technology, media, and information users, young people in particular face many challenges.
Computers and smartphones with extraordinary abilities have given rise to a new phenomenon called Googlization, where accessing information online and finding answers on websites has become so easy that no one can remember and form globally.
This tendency leads us to become addicted to search engines, to digest information with difficulty, until finally we can no longer read and understand long articles in depth.
A recent study by Mind Edge shows that many young people today have many common problems due to the digital age and media.
Not only that, it turns out that people around me think a lot of people are forgetting their responsibilities in this digital age. Young and old must all experience it. For example, when we’re hanging out with our friends, they’re more likely to play on their phones than chat with each other. If this continues, it will lead to a lack of communication which will lead to divisions.
The development of the digital age has indeed made our business much easier. From communication to computer activities, they all enable us to work effectively. But does it not have a significant impact on our thinking habits?
The book The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, the book explores how much of an impact the internet has on us, our brains, and our thinking habits.
According to the author, who is also a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist, from many expert studies on brain activity as well as various experiments by Internet and technology practitioners, the Internet subconsciously has the potential to change the way we think, especially deep thinking.
According to the research cited in the book, people who spend more time in a day in front of the Internet experience a drastic change in their profound mindset.
What used to be the habit of reading books for a long time and cultivating a deep mind with high concentration is now slowly and steadily being replaced by the habit of casually reading articles on the Internet.
The number of related links inserted in each article, leading the reader to various other information, also accustoms the brain activity to think quickly and immediately.
The above are some facts and arguments I found related to our mindset in this digital age. As a cultivated person, I would like to invite you to deal with it vividly.
To be descriptive is to observe critically and rationally the attitudes and patterns of human behavior and what people seek as something of value in this life. Being descriptive can also be interpreted as sorting out the good and bad of human activity.