Digital Advancement: A Boon or a Bane
Author(s):
Dr. Alka Garg , Dr. Ritu Dhingra
Keywords:
Advancement, Digital technology, Digitization, Internet, Positive and Negative impact
Abstract
Advancement in digital technology has greatly revolutionized our lives leading to rapid industrialization propelling the economics world over. The incubation period for adopting this technology was definitely chaotic and challenging but intelligent human brains made it sustainable through innovations and experimentation. The exponential growth in internet and mobile technology in the last two decades has immensely benefited mankind with exposure to various tools and devices. The adoption of new techniques, software, and applications in the public domain still needs to be carefully monitored for making our lives comfortable and stress-free. A survey was conducted to explore the impact of digital advancement on human lives through Google Forms. The responses have been analysed to understand both the advantages and disadvantages of this transition in human life. The result of this survey can be summed up as follows: (i) All the respondents use smartphones and almost 92% do online shopping. Most of them pointed out that platforms using digital technologies attract more customers for their benefit. Digital platforms usually incentivize individuals to buy more than needed as responded by 67% of the respondents. (ii) A sizable number of surveyed people (almost 67%) believe that enhancement in digital technology leads to a better connection between human beings. Although people spend more time interacting on social platforms, most of them (60%) agree that social media is causing more stress than joy. So it will not be wrong to point out that virtual interaction is leading to more anxiety and stress and is responsible for many modern lifestyle-related problems. (iii) Most of the respondents (81%) agree with the fact that excessive and compulsive exposure to social media is hampering their interpersonal relations with friends, family, and relatives. Addictive use of social media leads to a universe of unknown people having fixed mindsets, biased opinions, and judgemental qualities. This kind of overexposure to social interaction is already taking an individual to disastrous consequences and making them insomniacs with difficulty concentrating and prone to various illnesses. (iv) A plethora of information on dig
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Unique Paper ID: 160151

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 12

Page(s): 1357 - 1362
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