We live in an age where technology runs rampant, and we are constantly immersed in it. Of course, the internet that is only about 20 years old have been a part of our lives, probably an extremely part of our lives. However, with the advances of the internet, it comes with potential dangers – misinformation, and spreading of misinformation.
As with all projects, one must do extensive research on the topic of their choosing, the internet serves as a medium between its users and the rest of the world. It gives the user the convenience of finding things with a few keystrokes. However, not all these materials present an impartial view towards a subject. In a world where users can masked themselves as anyone who they choose to be, it is difficult to determine whether a source is credible or not. This is the most likely one of the pitfalls of technology.
This proves to be challenging for good and bad researchers alike as they have to plow through biases and misinformation. Thus it might hinder these people from developing their own individual opinions.
With technology I am able to create this blog post for the world to see, it makes information sharing extremely easy as if everyone around the world is only separated with the click of a button. But alas, I digress. The biases that everyone has will most likely be left in the information they present to the world. It is in the user’s hands to filter and come up with their own individual opinions.