Technology, text’s transformer and transmitter, is altering the world we live in by using new mediums by which texts, “socially contextual symbols”, are delivered.
Technology has existed since ancient time, but it can almost be considered a ‘novelty’ in the modern world because of its exponential development over the past decades.
Technology certainly brings understandings in new dimensions for the world to progress. Indeed, the development of technology is happening at an unprecedented speed that no one could have ever predicted.
Technology being in constant evolution makes it a dynamic way to deliver texts and meanings. It allows new ideas to spread quickly and new meanings to transform the world for the better. In addition, it can help us change our perception of the world.
However, does technology make texts more understandable? Does this new way of reading and writing texts make communication easier than before? Are we all totally ready for “the changing spaces of reading and writing”? Is this revolution a moment we were all silently waiting for to move education forward? It looks like this young lady has a hard time using her cellular phone to text a message! Somehow this picture is actually one of déjà-vu. Isn’t it?
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