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September 05, 2019

Digital Age


Digital age referred as the information age. In the time frame in history that use of digital technology. It became prevalent and of common use throughout the world. The digital age began in earnest with the widespread use of the Internet. This current era whereby social, economic and political activities are dependent on information and communication technologies. It is also known as the information age. It is the time-period in which personal computers and other subsequent technologies were introduced to provide users the ability to easily and rapidly transfer information.   
There are advantages and disadvantages of digital age. Some advantages are.
   Social Connectivity:

     Digital technology makes it easy to stay in touch with friends, family, and work remotely, even if you are in another part of the world. You can communicate by words, video, audio, and exchange other media. Websites, apps, and software have all been created to help users to socialize
 Communication Speeds
    Internet speeds have increased exponentially since the early days of dial-up. Ever faster broadband enables the transfer of large amounts of information across the web almost instantaneously, making it possible to stream video and audio in real time, send large data files, and access data from virtually anywhere in the world.
 Versatile Working:

    The nature of work has been transformed by digital technology. Increased connectivity options mean that many people now have far more opportunities for working from home, as remote working becomes increasingly common. Many jobs can now be done from hundreds, or even thousands of miles away without difficulty. Without the need for all workers to be present in the same building, many other flexible working practices are now possible.
Some other advantages include Learning Opportunities, Automation, Information Storage, Editing, Accurate Duplication, GPS and Mapping, Transportation, Low Cost, Entertainment, News, Warfare, Banking and Finance and Smaller Sized Devices
 As it has advantages there are some disadvantages too. Some of the disadvantages include data security, crime and terrorism, complicity, Privacy Concerns, Social Disconnect, Work Overload, Digital Media Manipulation, Job Insecurity, Plagiarism and Copyright, Anonymity and Fake Personas, Over-reliance on Gadgets, Addiction, Second-hand Living, Organization and Storage, Depersonalized Warfare, Longevity, Social Depersonalization.
 Reference

Goodman, P. ( 2019, February 15 ). https://turbofuture.com. Retrieved from /misc/Disadvantages-of-Digital-Technology: https://turbofuture.com/misc/Disadvantages-of-Digital-Technology
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