How Technology Affects Social Movements And Activists Who Work For Democracy

1618 WordsDec 1, 20167 Pages
The Democratic “Globalization” Virus Technology plays a major role in empowering social movements and activists who work for democracy. While governmental barriers are put around society in order to maintain control of the public eye, people tend to be blinded from the “globalization” truth that surrounds the first-world environment. Ian Bremmer’s “Democracy in Cyberspace: What Technology Can and Cannot Do for Us” depicts how technology has the inability to democratize nations without human force. Readers are introduced to the idea of the “freedom virus”, where technology is making it harder for the government to hide the truth from their citizens. The dual nature of technology is used as a tool to speed up revolution, either connecting its users or creating a barrier among them. In Naomi Klein’s essay, “Fences of Enclosure, Windows of Possibility”, virtual and physical fences are described as an isolator, keeping society away from their basic needs that should be granted by the social contract. Physical and virtual political borders created by globalization take away basic human rights and the freedom that all should hold. The promises globalization hold were seen as too good to be true, where government wanted to provide the idea in their own ways, blinding society from what they should really see in reality. As the technological world grows around the idea of globalization, there will be false hope and promises in what the world expects, creating even more barriers
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