The Internet has long been “uncharted territory ” and digitization is no longer a really new phenomenon. Although certain topics, such as the digitization of education, are experiencing an economic boom, our world and our lives are already more digital and technological than one could have imagined a few years ago.
The world as we know it today is based on old and new technologies that are fundamental to our (together) life. In the past few decades, the Internet and all of the technologies connected to it, for example the smartphone, have changed pretty much every area of life and work there is.
If you could travel back in time and tell people there that in 25 years we’ll be arguing about self-driving and flying cars, self-learning computers, digital assets like チェリーカジノ, digital AI assistants, and human-machine interfaces, you would probably get very strange looks.
We have learned to rely on modern technologies; whether it’s learning a new language, shopping for something, or just finding your way.
William Gibson – The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed
AT LEAST THREE TRENDS
In all this chaos, at least three trends can be identified. The development is extremely fast and will tend to become even faster. On the one hand, this speed is wonderfully exciting and a great achievement of mankind. On the other hand, it has become almost impossible to know what is happening and what consequences these developments may have. At the same time, it will become increasingly important to learn to deal with this speed. Only those who understand new technologies quickly and can also show their strengths will be able to keep up in the long term in a digitized world.
Second, it has become more difficult to understand the technologies that shape our everyday lives. While you could still disassemble and understand a radio, provided that you were motivated, many of the algorithms that determine our (online) everyday life are completely opaque for most.
In the end, it can be said that technologies are not only becoming more important and important, but also that, if you don’t look closely, they often enter our lives invisibly. Many of the technologies that have already shaped large parts of our lives today are relatively unknown and exist ‘under the radar’. Whoever talks to experts will often be surprised at what is possible! On the other hand, it is important to have a realistic and critical picture of what is happening. Despite all the newspaper reports, for example, we are still relatively far away from a (general) artificial intelligence that is equivalent to humans.
In any case, it is clear that technology is no longer just a topic for computer scientists and engineers, but affects us all. To exaggerate, one could say: Whoever does not understand the core technologies of the ‘future’ (many are already a reality today) will not only be left behind, but may also lose a lot of control.
It’s not about looking at everything in detail or becoming a programmer. Rather, it is important, also from a career perspective, that you have a solid understanding of the technologies that affect all of our lives. Maybe you could just describe that as digital literacy.
But perhaps the central insight is that technology can be something exciting, entertaining, creative, and powerful. Those who deal with it not only become more mature, but may also understand those who look to the future not with fear and worry but with insane enthusiasm.