What does it mean to be human in the information age?

During the information age, the phenomenon is that the digital industry creates a knowledge-based society surrounded by a high-tech global economy that spans over its influence on how the manufacturing throughput and the service sector operate in an efficient and convenient way.
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Thus began a long string of spectacularly wrong predictions regarding the capacity of various technologies to revolutionize education.

The Human Touch - Education Next

The growth in the internet, 24-hour television and mobile phones means that we now receive five times as much information every day as we did in 1986.

The Telegraph newspaper quotes a study that says the Internet, television and mobile phones give us five times as much information every day as we received in In fact, they say most people soak up the equivalent of 174 newspapers worth of data each day.

Nowadays, we have lots of electronic products around us.

How Can we Embed Digital Literacy in the Classroom? - Purposeful Technology-Constructing Meaning in Century Schools

Human life is increasingly driven and mediated by technology and technological change with profound implications for human identity and behaviour.

This lecture shows us/ talks about being human in the information age. This whole notion of being human in general is a tough concept to grasp; adding the information age brings it to a whole new level.

Human Rights in an Information Age: A Philosophical Analysis

Human Rights in an Information Age: A Philosophical Analysis

Modern information technology has been widely used in people’s daily life with the whole world moving toward the Information Age, affecting human settlements in the mean time. This chapter introduces to the readers concepts of information technology, human settlements, and sustainable development, states how the current human settlement has been connected to information technology, and gives a further analysis of the strategies of development of human settlements in the Information Age.

Modern information technology has been widely used in people’s daily life with the whole world moving toward the Information Age, affecting human settlements in the mean time. This chapter introduces

Indeed, the way in which we express ‘what it means to be human’ occurs in close relationship to the technology of our age. - See more at: http://sociologicalimagination.org/archives/11890#sthash.YmiGDkAL.dpuf

Being Human in the Information Age – Professor Steve Fuller

The main ingredients are the leaked confidential papers of Pope Benedict XVI in an incident that has led to interpretations of such battles for influence inside the Curia that Der Spiegel claims that the "mood at the Vatican is apocalyptic."

Here is a breathtakingly good essay that exposes Ayn Rand as the "Architect of the Culture of Death." Compare this fine, critical essay by Donald DeMarco with this less than critical article.

The success of any social program is ultimately determined by its ability to connect on a one-to-one, human level. But what does it actually mean to be human in social media?

Robotics – Opportunities, Challenges and the Future in India

There are as many ways of relating to the world as there are individual human beings. These ways of relating appear to fall into two main categories. The first— most prevalent today—aims at shaping the world to suit us. The second allows the world to shape us to suit it.

Join our contributors as they critically examine the assumptions of ourselves and others regarding what it means to be human.

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