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Tech and what makes us tick

Posted in breakthrough, discovery stages, logic by forgr on August 3, 2008

Technology can be intimidating.

Trying to understanding technology by ourselves can be intimidating.

Most individuals avoid people, places, and things that are scary.

Avoiding something is a way to protect oneself from harm.

If we fear technology, we will avoid technology for as long as we can.

Avoiding technology is very difficult, it’s everywhere because it is effective.

Personal computers are very helpful tools.

Many tasks in the workplace, and in our personal lives are computer-based tasks.

If we understand what makes a piece of advanced technology a helpful tool, we are more likely to make room for it in our lives.

Relying on someone else to provide education and support is very common.

Many people who have home computers now, rely on a kind neighbor, relative, or friend to help them trouble shoot and fix their computers.

Most companies have tech support resources at their disposal, and rely on them to troubleshoot or fix computers, but their company pays for the service.

New technology is very complicated to understand.

The fast pace of innovation is difficult to keep up with.

If a person misses out on some new technology paradigm, it is often difficult to catch up later.

Not knowing something that everybody else seems to know is often embarrassing and overwhelming.

It is difficult to avoid technology as it becomes more and more prevalent in our everyday lives.

Many of us use a computer at work.

Many of us use a computer everyday.

New computers are expensive.

Used computers are affordable, but often unreliable.

Affording any computer is difficult, and there are usually other necessities that take precedence.

Computers make our lives easier overall.

Everyone deserves to be on a level playing field.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to have access to common tools.

Many of us, because of our financial status, do not have equal and meaningful exposure to technology.

Those of us that can afford new technology, have an upper hand.

Understanding how to use computers can make us more efficient in our daily tasks.

Abundant information is available online to learn new skills, and understand the world around us.

If we can be more efficient and more intelligent, we can potentially get better, more high paying jobs, and our quality of life will improve.

If we know how to use technological tools, we have a greater opportunity to get higher grades in school, which leads to great opportunities for college and education.

Having access to the internet and the tools to digest the information available online is beneficial to us.

Having access to the internet allows us to research, purchase items, sell items, publish information, digest information and communicate efficiently.

Having access to the internet allows us to communicate with one another in high volumes, in many different ways, over long distances, and at a low cost.

If we are exposed to each others cultures through sharing information on the internet, we can understand each other better.

If we are able to express ourselves through digital means in high volumes, in many different ways, over long distances, and at a low cost, those who did not have a voice previously can now be heard.

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  1. forgr said, on August 3, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Digital Inclusion

    Digital Inclusion means different things to different people:
    · giving people the basic ICT skills to participate in the knowledge economy leading to improved macro-economic performance
    · closing the Digital Divide — the gap between those enabled and empowered to participate in information and knowledge based society and those who are not.
    · making technology and electronic services accessible and usable for people with disabilities or the elderly
    · giving people broadband internet access
    · preventing economic exclusion from electronic commercial and public services that save time and money
    · preventing social exclusion from digitally connected communities
    · using any digital technology to tackle social exclusion
    · using any digital technology in communities to tackle area-based deprivation

    One phrase that captures the essence of most such interpretations is:
    The use of technology either directly or indirectly to improve the lives and life chances of people and the places in which they live

    The Digital Inclusion Team focuses on stimulating innovation to achieve the last two in this list. Consequently, the meaning of “digital inclusion” for the Team is:

    The use of technology either directly or indirectly improves the lives and life chances of disadvantaged people and the places in which they live

    From: http://digitalinclusion.pbwiki.com/


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