Paperclips Magazine: Advance
I n the computer age, information has become a powerful tool for every person, and in a broader standpoint, for every country. From a microscopic view where a student needs to use the search engine for assignment to a macroscopic perspective, like North Korea being careful on allowing information that can go in and out of the country to gain the advantage in war provisions. The more information one can attain means more advantage one could acquire from small things to the more substantial ones. Thus is the reason why internet access is becoming a basic necessity. But the intensity of this need varies in each country depending on how they are developed. And this internet access can only be utilized through technological devices. Also, its production and innovation depend on the country’s economic capacity. These variations are creating gaps on who or what countries have more vital information compared to others through their access to technological devices. That gap is what you call Digital Divide. And this theory is critical.
Today, its importance on a daily basis for ordinary people can be seen on how they cope with the daily struggle by improving their status gradually. While for countries, its vitality can be measured through war preparations,
maintaining peace and order, economic trade and choosing allies. Recently, the world was relieved because of widely disseminated news about the historic talks between the North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un and United States President Donald Trump. This information is an example of the importance of digital divide. Being informed of the talks canmake a country too relieved. Itmight bring the country confidence that can lead to less preparation and focus to other priorities since this cold war was already fixed. However, wars
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