Discuss three aspects of the impacts of information technology and/or social media in a particular region. The assignment of regions is Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and South America. You can focus on one country within the region, or on the region as a whole, depending on what materials are available.
How has information technology and/or social media affected the social, political, economic, cultural, ecological, or other aspects of life in your country/region? Focus on the impacts on at least three aspects of life.
You should analyze the impacts of information technology and/or social media in your country by focusing on at least three aspects of Life. You should specify what aspects of information technology you choose to analyze. You need to be specific by citing data or real-world examples from your source materials in your discussion of how information technology and/or social media affect three specific aspects of life in a particular country.
You can also choose to focus on how the social, political, cultural, or economic structure/tradition of the region affects the development of information technology in your assigned region. For example: How have the cultural, social, and political systems and customs of a country/region affected the development of ICT in that country or region? You should also choose to analyze three aspects, and the focus of the analysis should be consistent.
Information technology has made the education process more effective and productive. It has increased the well-being of the students. Developed methods of education have made this process easier, such as the replacement of books with tablets and laptops. Moreover, the emergence of e-learning platforms that allows students to learn from their homes. These platforms can be an effective alternative for people who are out of school, or who have difficulties keeping up with their teachers in class. These platforms gives students the chance to review the courses with simpler and more concrete explanations at every moment, and this reinforces the educational process and leads to better results in school for most of the students.
In the field of medicine, medical devices have known a remarkable development. They have become more efficient. IT has entered these devices and turned them into digital devices that facilitate their programming and handling. Thanks to IT sectors like the artificial intelligence (AI) the world has witnessed distance surgeries thanks to robots, the implementation of artificial members as artificial legs, hands and even artificial cardio-aortic valves.
“Information technology is of particular importance to health care delivery. Developments of computerized patient records will enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and distribution of health care. As managed care programs develop, population-based information will be of increasing importance to health care providers and to the public health community.
The capacity to transmit this information through telecommunication linkages, including telemedicine, will revolutionize the accessibility of health care to underserved areas, including both rural and urban populations. These developments will raise substantial concerns regarding confidentiality and privacy because information on health may be very relevant to employment and insurability. Efficient, effective, reliable information systems could in fact, enhance the human quality of patient/doctor interactions by focusing on clinical decision-making and patient preferences rather than routine data collection. In this regard, information technology might in fact, enhance the quality of that interaction”.
The development of the field of medicine is important for humanity. It is the basis for living a healthy life away from disease and pain.
Technology holds the role of power. Information technologies play a decisive role in the political landscape of countries. They have become widely used in electoral campaigns to influence public opinion and especially to involve young people in the political life.
Politicians use technology in many ways to influence the growth of different individuals in their respective spheres. The likes of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are powerful communication media platforms that can easily raise the ratings of politicians. Technology is a defining factor in most political races.
Through technology, politicians are able to access funds, gain political support, and spend less on campaigning and pushing their candidacy. Housley claims that “technology appeals to a specific demographic: the affluent, the educated, and the young”. Moreover, “while a YouTube video may not sway the Grandparents in the crowd, the youngest voters are listening. Does technology have the power to change the face of politics? The youth in America are not currently an active voting bloc, but that younger generation will age, and it’s only a matter of time before technology plays a critical role in elections”.
Technological progress and organizational maturity have contributed to increased production, capital accumulation and the creation of intense competition among manufacturers. As a reflection of this competition, the R & D concept emerged as a strategy of innovation through the harmony of scientific ideas and their practical application by engineers and scientists making the R & D role into large sections with technical, legal and administrative skills in maintaining the industrial location and a reference to quality, productivity and cost. These developments have resulted in an industrial culture that derives its momentum from the advances of science and technology that mature and deepen as a natural result of research and development.
“Information Technology (IT) is an all-pervasive change, which is affecting the design of many existing products and services, as well as the mode of producing and marketing almost all of them. […] This point emerges every day stronger from sector studies in manufacturing or in services, as well as from general trends in R & D, patenting and innovation“.