The global village can have both positive and negative outcomes on an individual’s values of life, shown through that of the interactions between our modern globalised world and that of telecommunications and technology. Firstly, in this modern world technology has been a major contributor to our understanding of the values of an individual, but has also had both positive and negative limitations. The main form of technology which has taken over this world is that of the social media, such as the related text of Facebook (FB).
In FB we see both the positive and negative effects on the Global village where the world can interact over that of the social media. This has been reinforced by the global map and the linked people, shown on that of the FB log in page. This symbol shows how an individual can be connected through the Global village. Similarly, thus has also been juxtaposed to that of the quote: “Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
It is through both this quote and the linked world map that we understand how the global village has helped build a greater interlinked world. However, FB can also negatively impact an individual’s values with in that of the global village as FB has inhibited face to face communication. Thus, affecting our ability to communicate with one another face to face in our society. Furthermore, we see that the social media and especially FB has had a major impact, both positively and negatively on the way we value others in our society and the global village.
On the other hand, the positive and negative consequences of the global village is also demonstrated in Nick Enright’s play A Man With Five Children (M5C). In this text we see how overtime technology can have a major impact on the way we value others in society. This is firstly, conveyed through the camera man Gerry. Gerry, for example, states his primary intentions at the start of the play being “to see where he goes, where she goes” and overtime his perspective changes to “I want the children to live for me. Through this change we see how Gerry’s primary intentions is changed, by that of technology and telecommunications. This is shown by how the global village has a negative effect on Gerry’s perspective of the children’s lives and how he changed from an observing role to an interloper in the children’s lives. Thus, showing how the project of filming the children has become his raison d’erte. Similarly, the negative aspects of the global village is explored through that of Jesse and again Gerry. Where in this case we see how echnology can be manipulated. This is conveyed when Jesse is talking to Gerry and asks the question “Do you like your life? ” Where Gerry quickly it out. This has shown how Gerry doesn’t want to get involved with the camera and how technology in the global village can be changed, which can perceive an individuals perspective and thus, affecting their values in society. On the other hand, Enright has shown how technology can positively impact and shape the values of an individual. This has been displayed through Cameron.
Where Cameron at the start of the play was seen as a rude and lost kid, who we assume will turn out to be nothing in life ends up being an ALF superstar. This shows how technology can help build an individual and where Cameron saw no attention from his family, he saw from the camera. Thus, building him as an individual. However, with Cameron we also see the negative aspects of technology when he breaks his back. When this incident occurs Cameron rejects all interactions with that of the camera.
Thus, showing how technology can negatively affect our perceptions of a character. Where this is reinforced by Zoe and how she has to put make up on before being seen on the camera. This also shows how technology can affect our values of an individual. Similarly, with Zoe we also see how technology can positively affect an individual by having an historical document of her life. This shows how technology can be used to show an document of Zoe’s life in which see want to show her baby, therefore, showing the positive affect of the Global village and our values of Zoe.
In conclusion, we see how the Global village can have both positive and negative consequences on how we understand an individual. Shown in FB by how the global village can positively connect the world, however inhibit face to face communication. Similarly, for M5C we see how the global village can be used to positively record a record of the children’s lives, byt can negatively affect our judgement on the individuals, through that of editing. However, both FB and M5C show hoe the global village can affect and shape the values of individuals.
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