Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Homo Digitalis: The future of Automation | AIB

We utilize a physical and real space, but our mind is constantly attentive to the virtual dimension. Without hunting or gathering, the man of the 21st Century solves his needs by pressing keys or touch screens anytime, anywhere, with their cellphones.

Mobile phones replaced by many objects such as alarm clock, wristwatch, desktop calendar, a street guide and the letters that arrived by mails. The objects that went from the real to the digital facilitating life in different areas: at work and personal.

Technology and its multiple devices bring us closer to a world of possibilities, among them the option of interacting with others from anywhere, feeling close, knowing other cultures, learning from any space and at any time, and working remotely, among others.

However, beyond the facilities and comforts it provides, it is essential not to ignore the importance of finding the balance, in particular among the young people who make up the Homo Digitalis profile opposed to the traditional Homo Sapiens. Why? Many of them, for example, even sleep with the mobile under the pillow, like a full-time job, solving everything with a click.

In this context, it is important to recognize that the potential of labor and educational collaboration at the global level is vast. The profile of Homo Digitalis faces a scale of opportunities ahead, which knows how to take advantage of: it understands that technology is not only useful for human relations but also aware that it can learn from on a regular basis. The social model gradually adapts to this new demand for life, and education is an aspect that has not excluded.

Some institutions grasped the situation quickly, and they were at the forefront of online education, providing regular spaces at all times and in all places, to help immediate access to information, without neglecting the learning of quality and updated.

All generations have had their interests and the current generation integrated by the Homo Digitalis cannot be neglected. Since it has specific demands to be met and have a profile that sets them apart, they want answers and quick knowledge, without the need to leave what they were doing.

The challenge for institutions is then to adjust their projects to meet this new lifestyle, immediate, digital and avid of knowledge. “The problem of the communications age can be defined as the creation of knowledge from information.”

Meanwhile, for Homo Digitalis, the challenge is to find a balance that allows you to take advantage of the benefits of being always connected and being able to solve everything online, without neglecting the link with the other and interpersonal relationships.

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