Disadvantages & risks of Digital technology (digital transformation) in human life
The digital technology can collect and store vast amounts of data, The data can be private information concerning the individuals or organizations, It can be very difficult to keep this data safe, just a single breach is very dangerous, vast amounts of private information can reach to criminals, terrorists, foreign enemies, or other malign entities.
Disadvantages of digital transformation
Internet is fertile territory for malevolent forces to operate due to its international nature, large scale, and the relative anonymity that the users can enjoy, The terrorists using social media to promote themselves and encourage others, drug dealers using the dark web to trade, They can use chat rooms and the other places to exchange photos, videos & other information.
Fixing a modern car now means interacting with the computer, it is no longer just mechanical, Using a phone can involve tackling all sorts of complicated settings, Minor glitches in a laptop can cost time and expense.
It’s difficult to have personal privacy in the digital world and that’s on top of the dangers of your personal data being stolen or sold, The digital cameras can watch and record our movements in public places, The photographs, audio, and video are easy to edit, making the manipulation of media widespread, It’s not easy to tell what is real and what is fake anymore.
The people can socialize and communicate via digital devices rather than through the real-life contact, This can easily lead to a sense of disconnect and isolation, the lack of real-life contact is causing depression and other forms of mental illness in many people, the digital world is causing an increased risk of mental illness.
The digital transformation causes work overload, Organizing a great amount of digital data in some jobs, such as minutes of meetings, training videos, photographs, reports can also be a huge headache, The digital media is easy to copy & reproduce, Copyright laws are hard to enforce.
Many work tasks are performed remotely via the internet, So, The Third World worker in a low wage economy can undercut you and take your job, humans aren’t needed at all for many tasks, as the computers gradually replace them, Driving jobs, for instance, will disappear soon as vehicles become self-driven.
The digital technology offers wide scope for the users to hide their identities for the purposes of scamming and defrauding, Bullying, trolling, stalking, threatening, and insulting behavior have all increased dramatically with the rising use of the internet.
Mobile phones, computers, and other digital gadgets become common, Many people have all their contact information, photographs, texts, and other personal information on their phones, If they lose them, they are in trouble.
The digital media can be very difficult to organize, Photos and music can be located on numerous devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and portable hard drives, Individual items can be hard to find, easy to accidentally delete or lose, Digital media can be difficult to store and maintain long-term, File formats change over time.
The weapons can be deployed anywhere in the world without any human military presence, Drones turn war into the computer game, Intercontinental missiles follow streets and landmarks in foreign countries remotely by using Satellites photograph and video from space.
The digital gadgets have a short lifespan and become archaic quickly, As the technology advances at a pace, devices & machines quickly become unusable because they are too slow, incompatible, or are simply superseded.
The digitized machines replace humans, The people can shop online, do their banking online, pay bills online, and increasingly work online, Transport is set to become automated, which will result in taxis and delivery vehicles being driver free.