What new possibilities do developments in technology provide for families?
What new possibilities do developments in technology provide for families?
In our developed countries (Europe, USA, China, etc.), computers, Laptops, mobile phones, iPod or other electronic devices are since the 21th century everywhere. A lot of people have an electronic device. For your job you use your computer, at home you use it do hand-in your work, in Schools students work often with the computer to do presentations or homework, so a life without any electronic device is in our new century not imaginable. Even little children start to play with their moms Mobile Phone, so they start really fast to enter in the new world of Electronics.
The globalisation of the people changes a lot in our mind. We start to communicate with other people from the other side of the world and we can share our wellness with other people. If we do holidays in Singapore or in Florida, everybody can see all the time where you are and what you do.
Facebook was invented 2004 and since than the world starts to get less strict and care less about their privacy. Pictures with half naked women, which get showed on a “Facebook-Profile” are very common. The people loose their privacy and starts too get public. Under your friendship you are a talking point.
This is why I want to talk about the problems, which consider families since the globalisation in the electronic work.
With the possibilities of the new 21-century could help families in much ways of their living choice. If the husband works for a big company which is placed somewhere in the world, he could stay and live where he want to. With E-mails (electronic mail system) there is no problem to lead the company with orders per email. So he could stay in his house for example somewhere in Canada and his company is in Singapore. Todays Families are really under control of the Globalisation of Electronic medias.
With my personal experience I often saw little children growing up with the medians around them so they start to have the feeling “that they want this too”, so they go to their parents and ask for it.
“Mummy or Daddy can I have please this new PlayStation?” Often the parents say now because they don’t want to afford their child the PlayStation. But in the end effect they get it for Christmas, Eastern or Birthday.
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You cannot hold your family out of the Globalisation. Everybody have to change his lifestyle with the help of our new medias.
If the medians wouldn’t exist a lot of friendships couldn’t still alive, because from my experience I know it is much easier to stay in contact with somebody over “Facebook” than with writing letters. We would be just in a “cage” around us; we could just have our friends around us. So for Students and other younger part of the family is it really helpful if we live in the globalisation of electronics.
For the middle part (parents, uncle, aunts) in the families, the electronics aren’t new, but when the invention of the computer in the 70’s was, a lot of people couldn’t afford one computer, so they grow up like kids without any electronic devices. In High school they started to work for their money and could buy a Walkman for the first time in their life. From personal experience and from short histories of my parents, I taught that their childhood was interesting but they didn’t have “this” technology, which we have at the moment in our life.
When they grow up they probably didn’t felt boring because they didn’t have something to do, no, because they lived maybe their own adventures without any electronic gadget. Parents and this stage of age is quiet more open for changes. They start to aloud their children to play with electronic gadgets like PlayStation or Nintendo, for smaller children, but in the end they change with us younger people the lifestyle and start to get more interested in electronics.
“Ms. Vavra, a cosmetics industry executive in Manhattan, looked up from her iPad, where she was catching up on the latest spring looks at Refinery29.com, and noticed that her husband, Michael Combs, was transfixed, streaming the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament on his laptop. Their son, Tom, 8, was absorbed by the Wii game Mario Kart on the widescreen television. Their daughter, Eve, 10, was fiddling with a game app called the Love Calculator on an iPod Touch. “The family was in the same room, but not together”. “ This statements a extract of a online article which shows the problems of the Globalisation of electronics.
Maybe not everybody agrees if I say that the statement of the Journal is right, but I think that a family life with electronics is no problem so far not everybody lives in their own world and don’t communicate
One family. One room. Four screens. Four realities. If a family life is create like this it could be very dangerous for their social life under each other, because when everybody is using an electronic device and is concentrated on his own work an little world, the rest don’t communicate with each other and it can happen that a family breaks up because op living in their own reality in front of screens and don’t charring their life under each of them.
Upper Picture: “While it may look like some domestic version of “The Matrix” — families sharing a common space, but plugged into entirely separate planes of existence through technology — a scene like this has become an increasingly familiar evening ritual. As a result, the American living room in 2011 can often seem less like an oasis for shared activity, even if that just means watching television together, than an entangled intersection of data traffic — everyone huddled in a cyber-cocoon.” Everyone huddles in a cyber cocoon tells us a lot about family-life, because in our developed countries this statement is in farest way in families true.
The older parts of the family (grand-parents) lived their whole life without any electronic device. So they don’t have the aspect to use it. They don’t know how does it work and the result is that all of the older generations don’t benefit of the new technology. For example: my grandparents try to work with it and buy a expensive computer but their mind is not able to work with it. Not because they are stupid, no, just their brain is not ready anymore to learn these new things in this age.
We all can benefit from the new globalisation of electronics, but often we don’t get the choice to choose what we want to do. The younger parts of the family just grow up with it so they don’t know anything other than the median of the 21-century life.
In our more educated countries, it could help students and young people to work with their computer, iPads in school. Younger people have a better visual mind so if they work in school with it and it could bring them good grades
Family life gets easier if they can use the computer at home and do their homework faster. So there is more time to do something with each other or with friends.
Too much using of electronics has really bad consequences. Too much computer and electronic devices with a desktop is a bad influence for the eye. If you are watching trough the screen all the time or often during the day you can probably get eye problems and have to wear glasses or get chronicle headache.
The conclusion of using computer in students’ age is very helpful and can improve children learning process, but the bad effects are not to forget about
So it is really good if the children can use computers at home to do their work but if they start to play to much computer games their life health get reduced.
Addiction is also a really bad affect of to much computer playing. If you start to play Online-Multiplayer Games (World of Warcraft) the student starts to play and play, hours and hours and he starts to stay alone in his room to play without any communication with the parents. I already saw a few people who experienced this and for them it was really hard to get out of the addiction
It has pros and cons for children to live in the world of electronics with heir family. It is good if they can use electronics for school and it is good if they have a basic knowing in computer work. But it is really dangerous to let your child do whatever he wants to do on the computer, because the fall of addiction grows without any rules in computer access at home.
I think that our population and family have to proceed and invent new technologies to help those people who are sick and need healthcare. With this process our computer and home gadgets also improve. In the 1920’s in America the first time a Vacuum cleaner get used to clean the household and today you already can buy little robots which do the cleaning for you. Technology has to control our world because without we couldn’t really do what we want to do in our job-life. Doctors can in the 21-Century life rescue people, who are normally ready to die, but with the technology it helps us to improve our world.
Family life counts also under the proceeding of our technology. So everybody can have a computer to work with it and to his work, but too much access on these electronic devices could interrupt the all-day family life.
Electronic Devices Redefine Quality Family Time - NYTimes.com
- “Ms. Vavra, a cosmetics industry executive in Manhattan, looked up from her iPad, where she was catching up on the latest spring looks at Refinery29.com, and noticed that her husband, Michael Combs, was transfixed, streaming the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament on his laptop. Their son, Tom, 8, was absorbed by the Wii game Mario Kart on the widescreen television. Their daughter, Eve, 10, was fiddling with a game app called the Love Calculator on an iPod Touch. “The family was in the same room, but not together”
- “While it may look like some domestic version of “The Matrix” — families sharing a common space, but plugged into entirely separate planes of existence through technology — a scene like this has become an increasingly familiar evening ritual. As a result, the American living room in 2011 can often seem less like an oasis for shared activity, even if that just means watching television together, than an entangled intersection of data traffic — everyone huddled in a cyber-cocoon.”
Dan Thrill Class 9B
Global perspectives IGCSE Essay
Teacher: Mr Hill