“Can society keep up?”
This question was proposed to us as a CreaTech perspective class today as team one shared a presentation on technology’s accelerating change in our day and age. They taught how the unprecidented fast paced output of technology has effects today, in our local communities, our environments but also questioning what the effects will be in our future.
Hayley shared the example of her Son starting school writing on paper, not having any smart devices to his name and now at high school relying on technology as a main educational device. I have experience this for myself, leaving school in 2014 where it was expectation to BYOD (bring your own device) (a common term understood my most students now) to school other wise you are limiting yourself.
http://bit.ly/25WkomA – An article about my school published in 2014 it has since called BYO device compulsory.
My opinion is that we have to either keep up with the accelerating chance of technology or risk being left behind. We are currently seeing the start of a generational gap of those willing and able to use smart devices and those who do not embrace it.
I raised the question on wether the increase in technology offered globally will increase or decrease the gap between the rich and the poor. The gap between economic classes are a United Nations global indicator of the standard of living and quality of life. Will the increase in technology allow more people to easily have access to knowledge and be educated. 1 computer screening a Skype session session on english to 40 children in Africa and 1 child in Australia all having the same quality of education. (Then it raises the question will education still be considered valuable?) Or will the rich continue to increase in commodities as the education is no longer the way to reach success because everyone can be educated the same ? Confusing, scary? I guess we will just have to wait and see.
Lastly we listened to a innovation presentation on Ux and Ui, talking about user experience and how organisations such as google and Facebook work with psychiatric scientist in order for technology to give its audience the social experience it craves. Also I found it really interesting how the appearance of web pages change based on desktop computer screens to tablets and smart phones.