Technology reveals  social inequality

Technology reveals social inequality

March 8, 2023 3 By Ramsel Guillermo

The rich and poor divide when it comes to keeping technology updated is a major issue in today’s world. Technology is advancing faster than ever, and those with the financial means to purchase the latest and greatest gadgets are often able to stay ahead of the curve. Those who are living in poverty, however, may not have the resources to keep their devices up-to-date and may be left behind. This can lead to a widening gap between the haves and the have-nots, as those with newer technology enjoy advantages that those without it cannot access.

This divide can create social inequality as those who are able to benefit from technology have more opportunities than those unable to access it. The digital divide can lead to a lack of access to education, employment and healthcare, as well as a lack of understanding of the digital world. This can create a feeling of exclusion and marginalization among those without access, leading to further social inequality.

Gadgets can reveal social inequality


The debate theme “Technology has led to a more equitable society” led by two opposing teams Kennedy Loreth/Ummey Salma and Graeme’s Digital World, Jeff Barrett had made realized and  felt for those individuals including myself and groups who are affected and keep on chasing the “upgrade and update” of gadgets, software and all that technology it brings.

On the other hand, there is an obvious evidence with what technology or automation brings more ineguitable workforce. It gives distinction who is more advanced, who is more skilled and high tech on the part of white-collar jobs — designer, engineer — people become more productive with sophisticated software at their side. In other cases, forms of automation, from robots to phone-answering systems, have simply replaced factory workers, receptionists, and many other kinds of employees. These groups of workforce are being seen as outplaced by the advancement in automation and technology brought in the workplace. What can we do? We can’t do anything, but to embrace all of these, we theorize, we critically think on some drawbacks, and benefits…. but technology keeps its glory to move ahead to lead lives and direct the world where it’s heading now…