The digital world is sophisticated, at times simple and yet a powerful utopia. I am conscious of the term though it means different things to different people.
In my view, the digital world refers to the convergence of many technologies and social changes which involves social media, mobile, web and internet that are constantly reshaping our lives and the way we do stuff.
Around the world, people are both increasingly dependent on and distrustful of digital technology. Though, they don’t behave as if they mistrust technology. Instead, people are using technological tools more intensively in all aspects of daily life.
With almost half of the world’s population online, there’s been an emergence of different digital and internet technological innovations from the likes of Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D, Virtual Reality, voice recognition and activated UI, CRM’s to mention but a few have all helped lessen the pressures and needs for businesses and different sectors.
Let’s not forget about the Internet of Things which continues to evolve and grow as it connects almost everything on the internet together. Then we have the Block chain technology that’s enabling trust across industries through its trust – based protocols on globally distributed and secure platforms without powerful intermediaries.
Big data, self-driving cars and a lot more in the digital space are making both our lives and work easier, efficient, simple and fast.
Don’t get me wrong I am not a PR for digital but just a true believer in the power and endless opportunities it presents to us.
I believe by now you can guess I am a fanatic of digital. As a digital expert and enthusiast, I can’t resist to claim and share a great world of possibilities we live in today.
The digital landscape, despite its downsides has presented us with the ability to connect, share, collaborate and grow our different communities in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined.
It’s upon us to engage and learn more about the power of Digital so that don’t get left behind. Change is coming and we should be ready to embrace it.
Author: Emmanuel Luvuuma
Emmanuel is a freelance writer and an advocate for digital inclusion across Africa. He has taken on many roles such as the Community Manager for Kafeero Foundation, a Digital Skills trainer and as an IT Support Guru.