Saturday, October 16 , 2021

Digital Communications and Its Effects on Modern Society

Digital connectivity has become like oxygen to most of the world.  It is essential to our daily productivity. It has enhanced the way we communicate, learn and do business. Today, we can stay connected and be engaged in our activities, while traveling anywhere in the world.  

When we think about how far the ease of how we communicate has come, many of us could not even imagine a single day without checking our smart devices. We use social media to keep in touch with friends so that when we do get together, no time has seemed to pass.  Technology has given us the platform to voice our opinions about politics, religion and social issues. As time passes, we use social media more and rely less on traditional methods of communication.

With a tap of a finger you can order takeout, call an Uber, navigate a city and get flight information.  It is interesting, and almost comical, to think back to how differently we did things before the internet was invented.  Virtually anything we want to know is at our fingertips and it is rare that we can’t find the answer to a question on a Google search.  

Silicon executive Paul Saffo describes how digital technology has improved his relationships with others.

“The net effect of these innovations has been to tie me more closely to other individuals and extend my interpersonal connections well beyond the pre-internet links of in-person interactions and telecommunications,” he says.

Digital technology like the Fitbit and other health-related apps can help us set and attain fitness goals and encourage regular exercise.   These technologies give us the ability to monitor and track our sleep habits and allow us to keep online food journals and health charts to track weight loss.  Some devices can even test your blood sugar every five minutes, which is extremely helpful in managing your diabetes.  

As new dimensions have expanded the digital technology and communications space, internet security expert Thierry LeVasseur has taken the opportunity to innovate around them.  One of his areas of focus has centered on e-mail communications. 

“As e-mail has been increasingly integrated into the fabric of our day-to-day lives, security issues have increased,” says Thierry LeVasseur.  “E-mail has become the gateway to the internal workings of every type of organization and the personal lives of individuals.” 

Through patented solutions, he has worked to devise systems that improve the functionality and security of today’s e-mail communications. 

Where security is concerned, technology has also made it possible for us to search online to  gain specific information about any person. In the age of the internet, it’s unfortunate that users have to be concerned about the security of their private accounts, but taking a few extra precautions such as enabling two-factor identification and setting strong passwords will go a long way toward maintaining peace of mind.

While technology has certainly had its downfalls, the one thing which we can all agree upon is that it has tremendously improved our knowledge and helped us stay connected from anywhere, and at any time.  

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