Culture has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember, but there is not a part that we can think of that was not changed by Technology. Nowadays, Technology influenced and changed almost every part of our lives. These changes are especially noticeable in younger people and have a huge impact on the cultural identity of modern students.

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Many literature pieces cover this topic, and we constantly read news about the change of culture. There is even a collection of free essays on cultural identity by Eduzaurus, and some of these free essay samples state that there is a huge connection between culture and Technology and that Technology influences cultural identity as much as culture influences the advancement of Technology.

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Technology has shrunk the globe and entwined culture with the internet, which resulted in the loss of culture. It altered how we communicate with each other, making information available for free, and changed people’s behavior by allowing them to make their own music, publish their writings, books, or arts, and offering them many job opportunities.

However, it also changed the mindset of many. It influences the way people learn, and how they collaborate with each other. It gives them broader perspectives and endless opportunities from which people can choose where they want to work and when. But one of the biggest cultural changes happened with the communication and education of young people.

Communication and Technology

Communication in the world has changed both positively and negatively. anks to Technology and the web, people are able to communicate easier than ever. They can talk to whoever they want and whenever they want, share pictures and thoughts with everyone, which in some cases can be very beneficial.

Also, pieces of information are pushed faster than ever, and the content changes constantly. This is seen as a positive change to business, because thanks to the technology, they get the chance to engage with the customers online and get instant access to many communities allowing them to receive instant feedback from their customers.

However, this kind of communication can be seen as negative because the old fashion way of communicating has shifted so much. Face-to-face conversations are swapped with text messages, and many people use their phones while at a party or at dinners with family members, which can lead to alienating, isolating and sadly cultural divide.

Education and Technology

Digital tools may still not replace the old fashion books, writings, and face-to-face lessons. However, nowadays, these digital tools are placed alongside the traditional methods that are used in education. As students continue to develop socially in the world of Technology, teachers need to approach them differently in order to be able to reach them. And the teaching methods need to be more participatory, more collaborative, and more self-directed. The thoughts about this are also divided.

Some see it as a positive because students get the opportunity to learn many things online and even get online courses on whatever they choose. And they also have access to limitless information, but others see it as a negative because it can become overwhelming, and also that limitless information sometimes can be fake, irrelevant, and even inappropriate for some ages, which can lead to many misunderstandings.

Conclusion

Culture and Technology directly influence each other. As Technology involves, so will the culture change. And the influence of technologies on the change of cultural identity is huge because Technology has become a second skin for young adults. And have become a very powerful tool that influences and shapes people’s behavior.

About the author

Stuart Jones is a student of Information Technology and software developer. He is interested in particular conducting research about the impact of modern technology on humanity.

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