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Challenges of Digital Age

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Challenges of Digital Age

Technology over the years has drastically changed. For many people things like the Internet, digital cameras, and cell phones with Internet capabilities are very foreign items. These changes in technology are improving the world that we live in by making many things in our lives much easier and more efficient. An example would be a student in search of materials for a school project. Instead of having to go to the library they are able to just get online and find everything that is needed for them to complete the project. However there are also challenges which our society faces in the wake of this new technology. The effort to make our society run mostly on digital technology is very efficient yet it also lacks in many areas. The three greatest challenges of the digital age are problems encountered with meeting people online, file sharing, and the lack of knowledge between generations because not everyone has grown up with a digitalized world therefore causing problems when trying to fully immerse our society.

Over the years the internet has brought new ways to meet and keep in touch with many around the world. The creation of online communities has become increasingly popular. Chat rooms, singles sites, myspace, thefacebook, AIM as well as many others have given people ways to meet and connect with others and has eliminated some of the challenges of meeting people in person. Relationships online seem to be easier because there is no face to face contact and therefore if something is not working within the relationship it is easier to stop talking to the person then if they had a personal relationship.

However is it a good idea to actually meet the person who you get along with so well online, i...

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...are not benefiting from their work. This is a problem, which our society faces because a lot of things are becoming available to us in digital files. People becoming able to access music, movies, television shows, pictures, etc. just by getting online. This is an issue that needs to be addressed as the digital age continues.

The generation gaps, which are within society today greatly, effect the increase in digital technology. The three greatest challenges of the digital age are problems encountered with meeting people online, file sharing, and the lack of knowledge between generations because not everyone has grown up with a digitized world therefore causing problems when trying to fully immerse our society. In order for many to understand hpw digital technology is affecting society they first have to be willing to understand it which many do not yet want to do.
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