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September 29, 2023

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Technology brings change

In one of my classes this week, we watched a documentary about the revolution of television.

The focus of the documentary was on how the evolution of the personal video camera has made it possible for people to capture things that normally wouldn’t have been captured.

It also aided in the changes made to an overall country, like the Soviet Union. In a communist country without overall freedom, the video camera made it possible for changes to be made. And this wasn’t just for the citizens, the government also made the changes to make themselves more appealing and likable.

While the documentary was made 25 years ago, I saw the point being made.

With the evolution of computer technology and social media, the ability for people to capture actions like protestors being abused by the police has improved greatly in the past few decades.

And it’s just not because of the advancements of the internet and social media, but with the advancements of the cell phone and the cameras available.

Because of technology, it makes it even more possible for people without democracy to have a social movement.

While watching the video, things started to make sense. With mediums like the internet and social media, people have the power to be heard and to be seen in countries where they lack the freedom of free speech or free press.

I understand there is something whole about the idea that pushes it together and makes it work.

Without today’s technology, those who are oppressed wouldn’t be able to start the needed conversation and make it possible for the oppression to end.

While we use social media to connect with friends and for cat pictures, there are people in the world who don’t use it for a distraction. They use it for a conversation and make the changes they want to see happen.

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