Is the digital divide an issue of social equity?

Is the digital divide an issue of social equity?

Blog Blog Posts Resources Photography Instagram Surfing Instagram The Digital Divide   We live in a world where demographics and regions have unequal accessibility and use of modern technologies. This socio-economic gap is called the digital divide (Rouse, 2014). Despite the increasing connectivity providing more people with more opportunities, it still comes at a cost. As technologies continue to evolve rapidly, the balance of power is shifting to those who can afford it, helping the rich get richer, and widening the economic gap for inequality. Over time the divide has continued to grow, and will continue to grow unless there is an intervention to mitigate and reverse the rift. This discussion reflects on the ever evolving of technology in the world economy, and how the progression of connectivity and knowledge is causing the oppression and less fortuity of the minority. Vast wealth can now be created by fewer and more knowledgeable workers (The Economist, 2014). The development of digital technology has led to the creating of many new jobs, however the endangerment of many others. Lack of knowledge and skills in IT are putting certain demographics at a disadvantage. The laborious skills of workers are now becoming out of date. IT gurus such as software developers and computing technicians are continuously developing software and technology to replaced physical actions, from driving to digging, the actions of a few are taking over the jobs many (Barn, 2012). As unemployment rises, the affordability of the benefits of digital connectivity diminishes. The digitally enabled are becoming more digitally enabled at an accelerated rate, and the unconnected countries and individuals are being left behind (Pepper, 2015)....