Tech can be used for good and for bad. Social media can be used for good and for bad.
Social media is not evil, you just want to remember that those platforms want your eyeballs on them as much as possible.
Money is not evil, it’s people who can use money in ethical ways or unethical ways.
The same applies to a knife. You can kill someone with it, or you can use it to cook a delicious dish.
At the end of the day, these are all tools. It’s up to us human beings to decide how we use these tools.
Don’t blame the tool, blame the human being.
Of course, you can question in what way a tool should be improved which will prevent more people from using the tool in unethical ways.
Take the internet for example. There is a level of anonymity and security to be felt when exploring the digital world. This can result in people projecting any dark sides they may have.
So while tools are not perfect and can be misused, doesn’t mean there are no existing benefits that can enhance our lives.
We can understand and make use of the benefits while remaining vigilant about the dangers and cons.
When you have the tech talk with your child for example, you want to discuss both the good and the bad.
There is little point to just be negative about the digital world since it is part of our lives. Part of society.
It doesn’t occupy a smart part though, but a huge one.
We are never going back to a world without the internet.
One day, the internet will be older than any person alive. When that happens, the human race will undoubtedly be surrounded by AI, VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and the digital world.
That’s why it’s good to introduce strategies now that enable us to preserve our mind and spirit.
Understand the tool and let it magnify your good intentions. If not, the tool can use you and make your life much harder…