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The expansion of information technology: a boon or a curse?

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Proponents and opponents of technological innovation discuss the benefits and harms of expanding technological progress in the global arena. From hunter-gatherer societies to modern post-capitalist societies. The art of tangible progress for mankind is the art of technology and change. Technological changes generally lead to economic and social revolutions. Despite unprecedented changes in the face of communications, its expansion could turn into cyberwarfare, data privacy rights, political malice, and threats to democracy.

First of all, we will discuss inverse logic. There is no doubt that expanded information technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry around the world. Nigerian people can easily connect to New York for medical consultation. It has changed the health sector paradigm at a potential stage. Second, in the political arena, the concept of e-government has developed. We can use automation and information technology to collect records and data statistics, and use evidence-based policies to create new and efficient policies for the public. Despite robust socio-economic and socio-political changes in the fabric of society, information technology has caused a major setback in society’s overall growth.

With the dawn of excessive information technology, the threat to individual freedom from mass surveillance is rampant. People have lost true independence and freedom to choose and decide for themselves. Google and the media giants have replaced autonomy. Job cannibalism is also a melting point with the advent of information technology. Human cognitive ability is superior to artificial intelligence. One of the deadliest problems posed by augmented information technology is inequality. Information technology flows have brought income from the South to Silicon Valley. The problem is that all the data in the world is owned by a very small minority. A few data elites can capture the entire planet with just a click. Autocratic data retention by corporations can pose a significant threat to the independence and rational decision-making of individual and collective nations. Earlier economic inequalities were no stronger than subsequent data inequalities between North and South.

Democracies based on trust factors are plagued by cyberattacks and disinformation. Public Opinion is designed in-house, allowing you to form and shape your opinion of your favorite leaders using analysis of the behavior of the masses via various apps such as Candy Crush. A democracy based on the general will is compromised by manufactured consent. Lobbying for bootcamps and big data aligned their desires and preferences to vote for their preferred members and conduct political campaigns to win.

Manipulated prejudices are justified by echo chambering by advertising all human prejudices and prejudices to confirm their prejudices against the political agenda. With the expansion of information technology, democracy has been replaced by populism.

Technological advances, from nuclear deterrence to communications, offer significant opportunities for human progress and progress. But the long-term negative consequences are many that prove modern technology is a doom rather than a boon. It’s time to rethink the ethical side of things and the controlled expansion of information technology. The balance between augmented technology and human growth must be discerned in our time.

The other side of democracy is based on communication. It was the improvement of communication in society that established democratic governance in different parts of the world, but over time, the dysfunction of communication due to a matrix of misinformation has led to the global growth of democracy. Sustainability may come to an end.

Yuval Noah Hariri argued that the greatest threat to the working class in the 21st century is not exploitation, it is irrelevant. Intelligence can overshadow human cognitive abilities. These cognitive skills were the unique human traits to take on key positions in companies and companies, but modern augmented technology has surpassed these unique traits. can recruit and recruit people better than humans. Because of this, humans have become irrelevant to job cannibalization.

All decisions are made by an immoral algorithm. Google owns the human likes and dislikes mechanism. The expansion that technology brings to human authority and autonomy is a major moral dilemma. Independent human decision-making is being replaced by technology-based decision-making power. In the 21st century, the margin for independent thinking is dwindling. Scholars argue that Google’s ultimate goal is to outsource all human decisions to Google.

The expansion of technology has made multinational corporations and corporations more powerful and more sovereign than whole nations. For example, Apple’s market value in 2021 is $2274.34 billion and Microsoft’s net worth is $1988.67 billion, accounting for a quarter and a third of the total GDP of any Asian country, respectively. was. The digital elite have become superhumans and a global threat to the rule of third world countries. Owners of large corporations can sabotage and challenge the governance of smaller countries due to the collective goodwill of the corporations. National sovereignty is being diluted and replaced by the more powerful Leviathan character of big data companies.

There are many possible remedies for extended technology. Data democratization is a forward path that can dilute the concentration and dictatorial holdings of all data chains into different units by partitioning big data like Google and Facebook. For example, the Rockefeller Oil Company was diluted to 34 companies when it became the giant owner of all European oil supplies. In the same way, big data can be distributed to different units for democratization. Second, strict government regulation and oversight mechanisms can be used to govern artificial intelligence research. IT growth must be controlled and ethical.

Modern information technology has changed human life in general, but the negative consequences cannot be overlooked. Ethics and innovation must be balanced. Technological advances, from nuclear deterrence to communications, offer significant opportunities for human progress and progress. But the long-term negative consequences are many that prove modern technology is a doom rather than a boon. It’s time to rethink the ethical side of things and the controlled expansion of information technology. The balance between augmented technology and human growth must be discerned in our time.