This week many people had been saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a.ok.a. Spock of the unique Star Trek collection. I was a big fan of his.
Through the past century the successive advances in technology have been accompanied by corresponding advances in organization. Complicated machinery has needed to be matched by complicated social preparations, designed to work as smoothly and efficiently as the new devices of production. To be able to match into these organizations, people have had to deindivid-ualize themselves, have needed to deny their native diversity and conform to a normal sample, have needed to do their greatest to change into automata.
recognized is the merging of behaviours beforehand recognised as private and non-private. The boundary between the 2 is changing into far less clear as expertise assumes a better position in our on a regular basis life. It is not straightforward to show that we are revealing more about ourselves or that our privacy is being invaded however we are able to identify modifications in social behavior led to by technological advances.
Many leaders realize that a world increasingly built-in economically still lacks the political and navy means to stop the disruption of that integration. Even more, the world lacks anything to provide an overarching sense of identification for its those that would offer loyalty to world establishments. With out a sense of frequent identification, fragmentation alongside previous fault lines can solely worsen.
As Africans, when we study these techniques and ways and means of media and the way these impression on us, we get a different image, reality and distorted media not in our service, but as a further software of our oppression, confusion and dysfunction. We will have to begin engaged on Understanding the Media and its Mediums and its effects and affects on us.