In just a few decades, digital technology has transformed our lives. At any time, we can access almost unlimited amounts of information just as we can produce, process and store colossal amounts of data. We can constantly interact and connect with each other through the use of digital devices and social networks. Digital technology has changed what people call “media”.
The influence of new technologies on the media is evident, since a media company is no longer necessarily a news platform. A media company is now any company that helps broadcast information around the world, including social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Ancient agricultural practices have undergone a radical change with the mechanization of agriculture. Such mechanization simply means that machines and technological systems (including robots) have replaced old agricultural systems, such as working animals and manual labor.
This has led to more automated and highly efficient agricultural practices, which produce much more abundant food resources for more people. The arrival of smartphones has greatly simplified our lives. People are now connecting with their loved ones more often and easily through video calls and instant messaging services. Tasks, such as creating slides, reading emails, and creating documents, no longer require a PC.
Without digital records to compile this and digital platforms to share it, it wouldn't have happened. There is a difference between people who choose to use digital technology for their own benefit and those who are simply not included in the digital age. As the debate progresses, Odgers fears that focusing on the potential of digital devices to harm mental health could lead to more pressing digital threats being overlooked.