The Impact of the Development of Digital Technology in the Revolutionary Era 4.0 – the development of technology in this digital era is growing so fast. Indirectly, the use of digital technology can be adapted to human needs and make things that are done manually turn into practical and more modern.
The decrease in direct face-to-face interaction, progress in understanding new things and the use of machine power that replaces the human role is the impact of the development of digital technology.
The term technology comes from a combination of two words, namely ‘Techne’ in Greek which means ‘Skills’ while ‘Logos’ which means ‘Science’. In short, the notion of technology is the study of skills. The use of the term ‘technology’ itself is taken from English, namely ‘technology’ since the 20th century which coincided with the end of the 2nd Industrial Revolution.
Positive Impact of Technological Development
Because of technology, the exchange of information becomes easier and faster.
Facilitate human work and can help learning systems that are carried out online without having to meet face to face.
Facilitate the economic cycle and the emergence of new habits in social life.
Functionally, technology is an infrastructure that provides goods and components needed for the survival and comfort of human life.
As technology develops, with many scientific trials and discoveries, technology has expanded its meaning. From the machine it is then converted into an intangible object or in the digital world commonly called software.
The most rapid technological development was at the time of the emergence of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era where machines, software and other sophisticated tools began to be created to help facilitate human work in carrying out activities, as well as increase productivity in the digital world very quickly The Impact of the Development of Digital Technology in the Revolutionary Era 4.0.
The emergence of technology certainly provides many benefits, one of the benefits we are enjoying now is the use of a digital search engine (Google) which is the most advanced digital engine as a place to find out all things and information in the world.
The benefit of technology in general is that it makes it easier for users to do many things faster and as desired. Technological progress certainly makes a lot of changes in a country, Indonesia is no exception. The rapid development of this technology provides several impacts.
Negative Impact of Technological Development
The entry of foreign cultures that are not easily accepted by certain generations.
Loss of ability to blend in with society
The number of pornographic sites, fraud, crime and other crimes that exist in cyberspace.
Excessive use of gadgets can damage brain development in humans.
From the many things that we have discussed above, it can be concluded that the development of this technology does cause positive and negative things.
So that negative things do not affect us, then we must bring the progress of this information technology very well. So the newest challenge for us as users of this technology is being able to master technology or be controlled by technology itself.