Technology Has Defined The Generations This Decade
Technology is defining, affecting, even shaping our lives today. You have heard this thing a million times already, in one form or another. In this decade, technology has defined the generations and it will influence future generations as well.
The possible causes of technology infringement and involvement in our lives have finally been acknowledged by people of our generation on a serious note. It is not new, but this is when ‘tech backlash’ has gained serious relevance.
People doubtful regarding the increasing influence of technology in our lives have always been there.
But there is something that the critiques of this decade have missed. We are no longer merely affected by the excessive use of technology, we are shaped by it.
This decade has exposed many things to us. One of these is that we are not in control.
We, the common masses, are stuck in a web of behavioural manipulation, predictive algorithms, surveillance technology, and feedback loop. This web is no longer in our control.
Russian bots have amazed people and scandals like Cambridge Analytica have shaken the world. These have raised both awe and concern. The fight over real and fake is consuming us, and so is the world of misinformation.
We are losing our touch with reality and AI hasn’t even arrived yet.
So in a time when tech experts design our lives and our choices, what do we do?
Are we to submit ourselves to the manipulation and spend half of our times consumed by tech and other half cursing how it is affecting our lives?