In those differences, many things, both positive like the sharing of ideas, and negative, like the annihilation of a culture, can occur when two cultures meet. Culture can affect one’s worldview in similar ways. It can cause a sort of broadening of the mind, or it can cause stereotypes and even hate crimes. But, no matter what you think about culture, in this diverse, very global society, it is becoming increasingly important to understand what culture is and what one as a citizen, need to keep in
This paper focuses on the effects of early human culture on the progress of technological advances. Some cultural developments with significant impacts on human technology that are especially of note are religion, warfare, and the value system of wealth. George Basalla writes that "necessity spurs on inventive effort" (6). Humans develop technology to meet their perceived needs, though need is a relative term. Technology may serve entirely different purposes within various groups of people, which indicates that it obtains its importance within a specific cultural framework (Basalla 12).
However, it appears more problematic to understand consciousness and the outstanding issues that surround the effects of technology on the mind. There are numerous theorist and authors who have tired to define the word consciousness based on their disciplines. This paper adopts ray kurzweil definition of what consciousness means. He defined consciousness as a subjective experience that makes human beings to have a sense of self-perception and self awareness. Based on this definition, consciousness implies that consciousness is what determines human survival.
Metaphysics asks, “what is”, Epistemology asks, “how do we know”, and Axiology asks, “what the nature of value is.” All of these are very important to study and used to acquire more understanding. The basis for worldview is human perception. Worldview has to do with how one may think and subject to change with time. The worldview of modernism directly contradicts many beliefs of Theism. This leads
Intercultural communication occurs when the sender and receiver come from different cultures (Gibson, 2010). Due to cultural diversity, there are many barriers that intefere intercultural communication. Hybels and Weaver (2012) determined stereotype, prejudice and discrimination as the primary barriers of intercultural communication. Stereotype is our assumptions, beliefs or mental images about an individual, a group or even a culture. There are positive and negative stereotype based on the knowledge about that group of people.
This process entails setting up the very complex hierarchies of cognitive demons (automatic programs) that ultimately establish the possibility of new forms of thought. Culture effectively wires up functional subsystems in the brain that would not otherwise exist.” This in no way means that culture is responsible for everything that we do and think. To truly understand culture 's role in shaping us, we must understand that culture is not just the obvious ideas and customs we all live with, but that it too is shaped by various factors. Culture shapes us, but many events mold culture into what it is as well. Culture depends on our advances biologically and
The diffusion of technologies to other cultures changes those other cultures as well. The changes in culture that one technology creates may then influence the development of another or different technology. Culture is a broad term. The dictionary definition of culture is "the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group." (2) Any of the social forms or beliefs of a group may influence or in turn be influenced by a new technology.
Although the foundation of cyberspace, the computer, definitely serves to dehumanize culture, the Information Superhighway itself does not. If anything, cyberspace is re-humanizing the computer revolution. The World Wide Web, through pictures and graphics, has added personality and more personal contact to a technology that for years was ‘just the facts.’ Although the statement might be made that this is a pseudo-rehumanization that masks true human characteristics with digital ones, this is at least a step in the right direction. Something that removes the human qualities or attributes from culture can be said to dehumanize it. This technology destroys our view of truth and meaning.
Language of Culture in Communication Culture and its worldview reflects and impacts language in so many ways. The foundation is not necessarily the language a culture speaks, but how a culture thinks. How a particular culture thinks, acts, and its perception greatly influences and affects communication. A culture helps describes a particular situation or experience, in its own unique way it perceives the world, by this language is the means of communication. Sometimes we forgot just how diverse we are, and there is an infinite variety of cultures in our world that we interact with everyday.
However, despite the controversy this new technology has aroused, society should not remain skeptical. Virtual reality has the potential, if used correctly, to become a great technological advancement that will aid society in many ways. In the past, virtual reality has been nothing more than a small step beyond video games. However, it is now apparent that this technology can be used for more practical purposes. These purposes include national defense, surgical procedures and various other applications.