Technology and Identities
Technology entails series strategies or processes that are embraced in the accomplishment of certain objectives, for instance, in scientific investigations (Akrivopoulou Christina & Nicolaos 511). The history of technology roots from the transformation of natural resources into simple tools. For example, recent technological developments include; mass media advances such as internet. Moreover, recent advances in technology has seen significant improvements in the field of communication.
As a matter of fact, critical barriers to communication have been eliminated with others reduced to tolerable levels. Most importantly, not all forms of technology can be used for peaceful purposes since development of weapons has led to increasing destructive power. Printing press, the telephone and the internet. In addition, the recent developments have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on the global scale. Therefore, this topic on technology will mainly focus on how technology affects our identities.
According to Akrivopoulou, & Nicolaos (24), technology has brought great impact on the self-identity, especially to the teenagers. In addition, different misconceptions about technology and its effects have been brought out. However, the main reason of discussing technology is to relate it with the matters brought about by the misconceptions. Therefore, technology is seen to overcome the social forces that previously influenced our self-identities. In addition, the forces include parents, peers, schools, communities and extracurricular activities.
Self-identity is how one defines or sees himself or herself as a unique individual (MacKinnon, Neil & David 8). Therefore, one has to first develop self-awareness, observe and evaluate thoughts, feelings and behaviors based on past experience, current needs and future goals. However, technology alters the self-identity through the shift from internally to externally driven. In addition, self-identity is mainly affected by popular culture and the social media.
Popular culture, through both “old school” and latest media, no longer holds a mirror to neither reflect our self-identities nor provide feedback about how grounded our self-identities are. However, the popular culture manufactures “portraits” of what it wants us to be. Therefore, popular culture taps most of the basic needs so as to feel good about ourselves and what to believe about ourselves. However, main problem is that the popular culture shapes the self-identity to serve its own best interests rather than drugs that she knows will cause a birth defects than what is best for us. In addition, self-identity is now an identity projected to us by the popular culture and in no way an accurate reflection of who we really are.
Social media has led to shifting from expressing the self-identities to constructing facades based on “how people will look at me and will views about me be positive?” Therefore, the goal for many is mainly focused on the use of social media on how they can curry acceptance, popularity and status. According to writer Christine Rose, she viewed technology as a way of undermining people’s ability to attain what it promises the surer sense of who we are or where we belong?
Therefore, our identities are mainly seen as those seen by people rather than know who we really are. In addition, people feel compelled to promote and market these identities through social media. Therefore, the line between person and persona, private and public become blurred or erased completely. However, in striving for approval by the social world through technology and seeking uniqueness, people sacrifice their true identities and shape them. However, identities are conformed to what the digital world views as acceptable identity.
[bookmark: _GoBack] In addition, casual arguments about how technology affects the self-identity have been brought out. Parenthood and procreation ethics are the main casual arguments. However, they apply in diverse situations including the formulation of laws and policies. Procreation is mainly influenced when the parent chooses the characteristics of potential children. For instance, a women…..