If we realize the internet, we change the way we perceive information.
Computer technology together with the Internet has changed the world in which we live. It is obvious that fish need water, birds lay eggs and fire is hot. We all know that the Internet has affected the way we work, relax and even communicate. However, there are many things that have subtly changed over time.
Many different markets have undergone a complete restructuring without prior notice. In some cases, there have been almost subliminal changes in ways that people not only learn but also see knowledge in general. To fully understand this, it is best to observe people who have noticed changes in their businesses, learning experiences and, in some cases, how they perceive themselves. One person who has noticed the changes is Brad Sanderson.
Companies run differently.
Sanderson has always loved cars, old motorcycles and vintage car culture had no trouble adapting to online business, but he remembers what it was like in the old days.
Before the Internet exploded, Sanderson spent some time analyzing ads in newspapers, searching for waste, calling scrap companies, all in an effort to find the often rare and ancient auto parts he needed.
These pieces were often valued by vintage collectors, so in theory the work would pay off. Unfortunately, in the real world, things do not always work; In many cases, the pieces were not in an advertised state, the offers often referred to who lived closest, or the pieces were simply incorrect. He even admits that “it would take a lot of effort and hours of work, many times even without paying, and it was frustrating.”
These maltreatments are still happening today, but now you have the whole world at your fingertips. He explains that when he started using online services it was very different. “There were many changes at once, I was able to search for all kinds of different places, compare prices immediately, see reviews, contact people instantly, not to mention reviewing retail sales in other countries, and selling online was much easier.”
Sanderson feels that there have been some subtle changes in the way people do business because of the Internet. One of the almost invisible changes that has occurred affects almost all markets, and is the ability to really know what a product or company is like.
Sanderson explains that buying and selling products now has an open opinion. Also, express your opinion by offering the example of online comments. “Many places that offer products have an integrated rating and review in their online market, which often influences what I’m going to buy.” He goes on to point out that you do not get that kind of feedback when you buy conventionally in stores; “The retail experience does not include the optimized comments from other people who have actually used the item, it only has the advice of one person, who is usually a salesperson trying to sell you an item.”
So, if the latest Internet and computer technology has subtly and not subtly changed the way business practices work for large retailers and individuals everywhere, what else could have changed without notice?
Changes in how we see ourselves and on what we depend.
Sergio started using the Internet at an early age, bought his first online CD at the age of 13 and registered on Facebook before it was big. Now, as a young adult, she dominates social networks, is a great advocate of online shopping and has moderate success using search engines. She, like many young adults in the modern world, has used the latest technology to track important events, stay in touch with friends and family, and gain a better understanding of the world around her. This ability to always know what is happening is a way in which she defines herself.
Okay, there is another problem at play here: a change in what young people depend on. In this case, it can be an excessive dependence on the Internet. Sergio may not completely agree with this, but admits to having a memorable experience without his technology. “About two years ago we had an ice storm in my city, it eliminated all the power and telephone lines, I had no way to access the Internet or use any of my devices,” says Sergio.
The last technological marvels of the century have been given, Sergio has access to the information he had never seen before, but may have caused him to become overly dependent on it.
He says that, “I literally sat in the dark for hours, I had no idea what was happening, there is no way to contact anyone, there is no way to know if it was all my city or only my street that suffered the storm “It was a surprise for her to realize that despite being so connected, so well informed, she was no better than someone who had never used the internet to begin with.
This was, of course, an isolated incident. Sergio recovered from the initial shock and went out into the world and discovered what was happening. He operated like any other functional human being and was fine at the end, but the situation is still something to think about.
It is possible that the internet has given people unlimited information, but without wisdom or vital experience to use, it is really not good for anyone.
One of the most powerful changes that has occurred due to information technology is not its effect on our business, not even how dependent we are on it, but how we see knowledge.
A change in the way we see the experts.
Equity in knowledge is not a commonly used term, but it is important to know. It comes from taking the traditional meaning of equity, “the value of the shares issued by a company,” but replacing “shares” with the knowledge a person has in their chosen area. An example of this is that a doctor has more knowledge than a carpenter in terms of medical experience, but a carpenter has more knowledge about home repairs.
“What people do not understand is that more and more of our jobs involve arriving and correcting their mistakes,” says Ian Hopkins. Hopkins has had many jobs over the years from his own music studio to doing the dishes, but right now as an electrical apprentice, he sees how much Internet technology has changed from the opinions of experts and equity in knowledge in general.
Hopkins understands that not everyone sees a video of how to do it and they really believe that they are on the same level as a professional. He knows that the Internet has done much more good than bad, even talking about how important it can be; “We are all social creatures and being connected through computers will always be a benefit.”
What he wants to point out is that due to the amount of easy access guides on the Internet, people have changed the way they see the accumulation of knowledge. “People watch some videos and think they can only come and do the work traders spent years training, it can be dangerous,” says Hopkins. He goes on to say that “many of our jobs are done because someone thought they could do a better job than a trained professional, we usually come and repair the damage, and after cleaning up someone’s mess, we have to do the work,” says Hopkins.
The examples given are just some of the many ways in which society has changed due to the latest advances in computers. What can be taken from all this is not that modern devices have not deformed our minds in secret and made us dependent on electronic devices, but that there are many subliminal influences that happen that have changed the number of people who behave.
The changes will not end It is up to us to think critically about all the many aspects at stake; But these subtle changes take place over time, so it will not be easy, but it will definitely be worth it.