Deconstruction of beats by bytes

With the wind of change everything is changing and leaving behind a discomfort of few. Many are yet to realize the aspect of ‘change.’ As Marshal Mc Luhan has noted, all the developments of 19th centuries are just the extension of our being. We have received all the technological change in our perspective but have we noted the other side of technology?

Albert Einstein once said “Learning is not about the learning the facts but the training of mind to think.” Today we find many solutions on education but do not find anything to develop our mind’s ability to learn and develop. I remember the lines of Aristotle, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” We have developed the tools of education to save time, money and energy but have we thought of human emotions and development?

In 1967 Jacques Derrida coined a term ‘Deconstruction-ism.’ Yes true today I with the passage if time and the array of technology I firmly believe it. A country like India which is famous for its population and legacy of education, today lacking behind for creating a creative talent for tomorrow.  With 42 central, 285 states, 29 deemed and some private universities are serving the more than 1.25 billion population.

As India entered in the phase of globalization in 1996 many changes have taken place on international horizon. They are fueled by the entry of internet and mobile telephony in the last decade. The user friendly technology wooed all young generation and business visionaries.

E-Learning companies came to India with a great hope and enthusiasm.  Many colleges and private universities have started online learning education. For students they opened online libraries and journals.

The very concept of college is de-constructed by the concept of online learning. The concept of library is replaced by online library. The concept of office, cabin, one assistant and storage, filing is replaced by laptop. These are the new developments which have changed the process of learning.

Long gone those days when students use to study the text books and reference books, notes are the in thing. Students have started studying only to get nice score and not to acquire education. The concept of education is deconstructed in last decade.

Internet in mobile has replaced laptop, computer, TV, radio, calculator, diary, writing ability, listening ability, moving and doing window shopping, reading ability and much more. It is the best example of de-construction.

When nothing is left to learn and every thing is just at a finger touch. This very feeling of paradise is deceiving. We are losing our abilities one by one. We are becoming more dependants on gadgets who run on batteries and we live on heart beat.

Published by Rahul Mate

Passionate about cinema, fine art, literature and photography, while teaching in media school Rahul Mate makes a little change into the life of people by connecting them with world of creative freedom.

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