Sunday, May 29, 2011

Toni Prinsse - Information Technology

Today’s information technology allows us to: access answers to questions in seconds; keep in contact with people over the other side of the world easily; meet new people all over the world instantly; provide constant entertainment through games and YouTube; produce awesome graphics in movies, games and print media.

The other side of the coin is that not all people have access or can afford this technology. Also as easy as it is to obtain answers to questions are the answers correct; is the person you have contact with on the other side of the world telling you the truth (easier to lie when not face to face); is the contact person really who they say are and are they safe?; is the constant access to stimulation of games making us unmotivated to do the other “boring” essential life tasks and making us chair potatoes? So we talk less and have less face to face conversations but we are able to keep in contact with each other more easily and frequently. Our spelling and grammar are suffering due to abbreviated text messages but our intelligence and capabilities with information technology is improving.

There are positives and negatives for this information technology revolution and which one out ways the other depends on the individual. My opinion is that if used sensibly it is a wonderful tool that can open a wonderful new world to you.

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