Digicrimination – Those are the Good Times
A New Type of Discrimination That Came with Digitization
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- About the author
- Section 1. Adapt and make your life easier
- How did we come to be here?
- The intersection point that transforms humanity
- Post-Truth The disappointment of intellectual elites
- A new discrimination: Digicrimination
- Section 2. Discovering new concepts
- The new concept that evaluates digital usage instead of intelligence: ICTIQ (Information and Communication Technology IQ)
- The new face of social intelligence
- Digital life is not limited to the virtual world: CBD
- Ideas sharpened in the virtual worlds: Digital Ghetto
- Ghettos in the virtual world
- Oh my God! Am I going mad? : Digital Schizophrenia
- Name dot last initial @ company dot com!
- The new dimension of identity confusion
- What if I am missing something? : Screen Addiction
- Section 3. Digital traces in every aspect of life
- Not technological, but structural transformation in sectors
- The pain of transitioning into the Information Society model in education
- Coalition of media and education
- When the universal concept of school changes
- Enough with the campus and diploma fetish!
- The new definition of diploma
- How the content of education evolves
- Position of the educator against the new student profile
- The issue of missing life while going to school
- Screen Addiction affects learning modality
- Recommendations for a new education model: Everything must change from scratch!
- Not fun education, but education suitable for the new learning method
- Recommendations for restructuring in education
- End of the reluctant seller and new entrepreneurship
- When the share of the product in total value decreases
- What makes what you are selling unique?
- What is waiting for the traditional seller?
- Opening a store, not a website for prestige
- Changing economic ecosystem and neuromarketing
- Following digital clues
- What CBDs offer for entrepreneurs
- Global warming and environment-friendly technologies
- Cases and recommendations for entrepreneurs
- Well, what is the direction of affairs?
- Opportunities for entrepreneurship
- Caution for your identity in the digital world while looking for jobs!
- Rise of online employment platforms
- If your digital identity does not fit your real identity
- CBDs that create your emotional profile
- New dynamics in employment
- What is waiting for job seekers?
- Reaching success while playing games
- Sports as a social valve
- A new industry is emerging
- Prioritizing individualization
- Sports and digital games intertwined
- What changed in the world of sports?
- Let us come to the part about digital games
- When food for the soul is digitized
- Journey of music in digital
- Digital passwords and the new concept of security
- The definition of security is changing
- New security issues brought about by social media
- From physical security to digital passwords
- Transition to global governance through digital campaigns
- New concepts that need to be discussed by scientists
- Virtual citizenship is coming
- In summary
- Social media that articulates feelings
- Defense, adoption, learning and connection
- Meeting point for exhibitionists and voyeurs
- Social media of the future
- In summary: What did the inevitable rise of social media change?
- Section 4. Values and relationships are being redefined
- A new sub-culture emerging on the internet
- Looking for true love in a virtual environment
- Dating sites that replaced letters
- Questions multiplying with values turning upside down
- Section 5. Well, what is next?
- Long Story Short
- Destruction of paper castles by international relations
- The factor that re-dealt the cards: Energy
- Sustainability of clean energy
- A new lifestyle
- Economic dependency is ending
- In summary: Revolution in lifestyle by energy changes
- Things are starting to speak: The Internet of Things
- Products that lead a revolution in hardware
- The 3D Printer that made our dreams come true
- The printer that challenges retailers
- 3D Printer usage should be taught in schools
- Drones – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and commercial logistics
- Inevitable rise of hardware
- The game is being reset by virtual reality
- These are the good times!
H. Okan Tansu
Those are the Good Times
A New Type of Discrimination
That Came with Digitization
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About the book
Our society is highly effected by the digital revolution. This book describes with examples and new concepts the discrimination created by the Digital World at different layers of the society. The author analyzes the new technological ecosystem with components like the Digital Ghetto and describes the measures which need to be taken in the future. He evaluates this new digital world focusing on several aspects of social relations and lifestyles. The book also analyzes the mistakes made while entering the Information Age. Furthermore, the author answers the question if human society is ready for the amenities of services like Social Media, e-learning, energy and self-driving cars or if they actually make our lives more difficult and complicated.
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I met Okan right after elementary school. We studied together till the end of high school. While our personal interests carried us away in different ways -positive sciences for me and social sciences for him-, we both stayed in the academic world. I am now experiencing the happiness of reading a book that he wrote about a technological subject which touched the lives of all of us and share a few sentences about it with the point of view by a social scientist.
I think the internet is the indispensable part of the 21st century. I am not saying this because it was invented for easier communication among people of science in the institution where I am now working on http(www) and the concept of the internet, at CERN and in different nations. If a question as “which is worse, no electricity or no internet?” can be asked, there is no need for debate. Moreover, if tactics of “my mobile phone battery should stay at 100%, let us charge the power-bank” are common against the possibility of a power cut, it is already too late to ask the question “is the digital world forced upon us?”.
Of course, everything happened so fast. In the recent past, we were filling buckets and bathtubs against the possibility of a water cut-off. However, let us not forget that the generation before us was storing flour and salt in their houses for “there might be a war.” They would ask “can you use a fax machine, a photocopy machine?” in job interviews in the past and we would laugh. Then it became fashionable to write “I can use MS Word, MS Excel” in resumés. I still see this in some applications. They can use MS Office! It would be discrimination to say that I put the resumés of those who include this information at the bottom of the pile, right? Nevertheless, I do, because this does not give me additional information about them. If I find my father, to whom I gave an iPad that he never saw before in the morning, browsing internet pages by himself in the evening, young applicants should learn to express their diversity in other forms. Improvement is change, but the change is now faster.
I accept that my colleagues at CERN and I are not only living in technology, but also lead its advancement and even innovation. Just like people living among trees not being able to see the forest, while living in a digital and virtual world we invented, we usually ignored or even failed to notice the social influence of these developments. Does the digital world bring discrimination? Of course it does. Is a person with an iPhone 7 the same as another who is still using their Nokia from the time of Noah? The former is carrying beautiful photographs in←5 | 6→ their pocket; the other can only call home. If they want, they can carry a camera in the other pocket.
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- Publication date
- 2019 (April)
- Information Revolution and Information Society Lifestyle Discrimination Future Education Digital World
- Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2018. 149 pp.,10 fig. b/w