There are many things that technology does, and it would be impossible to list them all. But certain aspects of the way in which technology interacts with our lives require a little more focus than others. A good example of this is the way that technology can actually be used to help us remain free as citizens. This is a part of technology that is still relatively little discussed, and yet it might well be one of the most essential things that it does. So how does technology actually do this, and what does it look like in real life? Let’s take a look at some of the ways that technology helps us retain our freedoms in society.
Freedom of speech. Three words that get thrown around and written about so often that what the expression means is more about misinformation than truth.
But misinformation can be detrimental to online professionals as they try to separate the wheat from the chaff and understand a right so important to the foundation of the United States that the founding fathers made it the first amendment to the Constitution to better clarify what rights belong to its citizens.
Recent uprisings in Arab states have highlighted the power of media and the human quest for media freedom, as well as underlining the fact that social inequality will indefinitely search for equilibrium. Could the Arab Spring have taken place without the proliferation of social media or satellite television?
To Give A Voice
One of the most popularly given examples of the benefits of social media is the way in which it can help the people to organize more effectively. The right of the people to protest and speak out is always going to be important, and there is no doubt that it is now easier to arrange these thas ever before. It’s not just social media, of course – the Internet as a whole can be used in any way you like in order to be able to express yourself more clearly. If there is a social issue that needs addressing, it is now much easier than ever bore to ensure it is spoken about. We just need to be careful not to allow the Internet to overtake real direct action away from the computer.
To Ensure Personal Security
There are so many ways that technology can be used to help us remain secure in ourselves. Already we can see that many aspects of our daily lives involve different kinds of technology ensuring that we are safe and secure. But in some more advanced instances, it is even used to make sure that we are respected as individuals within our society. A good example of this is smartmatic, the new app which allows individuals to vote with a selfie by way of identification. There are a thousand other ways that similar results are being brought about too, and they are all important examples of the best that technology can do in our daily lives.
To Highlight Social Ills
With the advent of the Internet, it has become clear that it is now harder than ever for the corrupt to get away with their corruption. It is not easier than it has ever been to make plain and clear the social ills that stop us from living even freer lives than we are now. There are so many ways in which this happens, but one thing is for certain: it is hugely important to be able to hold leaders to account, and technology makes it a much simpler and more transparent process. As long as we use it in the right way, it can help us to keep our society as pure as possible, which will inevitably mean better living for all.