Indigenous And Digital Migration: Technology Exacerbates Generation Gap
2021-02-19 | by CusiGO
In the 1980s and 1990s, many parents remotely observed their children’s technology latency. They support them and offer computers, video games or computer courses, but they are still excluded if it is not for work or technical problems: these new technologies are unique to young people and should be left in familiar places: TV, VHS video, wireless phones, dishwasher.
But here, in the mid-1990s, the roaring modern Internet appeared, and the world began to change dizzily in all fields and everyone’s age. The generation gap has split an increasingly digital society, which completely depends on a new organ of our body: smart phones. Now, how does each generation interact with technology?
To address these gaps, new categories have been identified. On the one hand, digital natives, young people born in (around) 1990, have grown from a cradle into a technology environment: they move freely in virtual space, are highly connected, and support “do it yourself”. On the other hand, digital migration: from the distant former world, calm and simulation, the old generation of the former Internet. Of course, they’re involved in the technology, but it’s more orthopedic than instinctive. They often feel uncomfortable or inappropriate, as if the train is going too fast or not invited to the party.
More specifically, a study by icemd, the Innovation Institute of the ESIC business school, defines technology for up to six generations based on how they communicate, how they consume content, or how they buy it. The silent generation (born between 1925 and 1944) are the least familiar with technology, the most in need of advice, the most vulnerable to fraud, and the least used to the concept of privacy. The baby boomers (1945-1964) were often eager to participate in digital life, and in fact they have joined social networks, especially Facebook and audio-visual platforms. According to a survey by Kaspersky, a cyber security company, 42% of Spanish parents regularly consult their already independent children about their technical problems. 16% of parents lack their children’s technical knowledge more than their companies.
Then, according to the above research conducted by coolhunting Consulting Group, other generations are increasingly integrated into the field of technology, such as generation X (1965-1979) or Millennium (1980-2000). They are adults, working, shopping and moving normally through technology. The youngest and fully digitized generation Z (2001-2011) paves the way for their innovation; meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme The development of young children has been completely related to the screen, which brings uncertainty and worry, because it is not clear how much contact with technology is necessary and beneficial for young children. We’re going to cultivate post human addicts?
The younger generation is often technically unintelligible because they are always evolving. Because technology is not only a tool, but also a way to produce identity, lifestyle and lifestyle. Everyone is looking for their place, and sometimes the technology panorama is stratified by age. Jorge Benedict, Professor of sociology at the United Nations University and former chairman of the Youth Research Council, explained: “young people need their space, and they always run away from old people who want to be young.”. “For example, it’s on social networks: they leave Facebook and log back in to instagram, and now they’re turning to snapchat, tiktok and other apps.” Today’s technology is a way to recognize and differentiate, just like other generations of music or clothing.
Carles feixa, Professor of anthropology at the University of fabra in Pompeii, said: “young people feel more comfortable in the future world, so they bring some insecurity to adults because they don’t fully master technology, digital culture and new forms of communication.”. For example, depending on their age, some people don’t understand the communication code of the most famous YouTube or streams, which may shock and mediocre them. One of them, ibai Llanos, got better ratings on New Year’s Eve than the traditional television chime: half a million people watched him. Many old people ignore their existence. This cultural divide may even give rise to some form of youth phobia, which, as we saw recently during the pandemic, is considered irresponsible and crazy. “It could be a defensive response in the face of new tribes at the border,” fissa added.
Yes, digital aboriginal tribes are not homogeneous. “It’s a big difference that some people don’t want to know anything about technology unless it’s necessary,” said Jody busquet Duran, a sociology professor at Ramon University and head of the eidos research network. Given the speed of technological change, there may even be a gap between the younger brother and the older brother, he said. “It’s not only changing technological capabilities, it’s changing the way people use them, it’s changing the way people relate to each other,” busquet said. “It also affects the digital divide, which is, after all, a new form of inequality.” The most important factor contributing to this inequality is not the socio-economic factor, although it is also important, but the level of cultural and technical training.
Baby boomers have created a huge market for young people to sell goods and services to them: This is the birth of youth culture, aesthetics, music and ideology in the 1960s. The spirit of these cultures, aesthetics, music and ideology still permeates the society in the form of cool modernity. Now the population pyramid is reversing: more and more older people. She is a silver economy. “At least in the non coved era, people over 50 had more purchasing power, more available time, better distribution between work, leisure and consumption, or were more social,” explains sociologist Juan Carlos Alcaide, a professor at ESIC and author of silver economy. Over 65: new target (lid Press). In this economy, we see technology, which is increasingly focused on all age groups and has been trying to simplify its operations to expand the population. Longevity, delaying physical and mental decline and active aging, and promoting many years of participation and enjoyment are other ingredients of this cocktail.
Geriatric technology is committed to improving the lives of the elderly. “New technologies can help fight the huge epidemic of loneliness through communication applications, and can also help in an area already known as telemedicine,” the warden said. For example, the technology can monitor personal biometric data and provide telemedicine assistance. Robots, home robots, artificial intelligence or virtual reality can also make older people more tolerant.
Worst of all, “we face a real demographic tragedy related to the collapse of pensions and public health,” the warden explained. “Part of the solution may be technology: in this case, we have to make public and private investments in innovation.” The elderly will be users of these technologies, and they will receive care, counseling and comfort in their own homes.
This epidemic has accelerated the digitization of society, promoted the popularization of telework, and thus narrowed the gap in the use of intergenerational technology. Will this digital divide emerge in history and stop when we are all digital natives? In theory, this may be the case, even though the technological and cultural gradient is so great that the gap may persist until you become a policeman.
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