Digital Divide is the unequal access to technology between people. Some have more access to technology than others. In this age of the Metaverse, that could be a huge problem.
As the age of the metaverse is fast approaching, the way we do things is rapidly becoming more technology based. From ordering pizza to attending university online, the our dependence on technology and internet increases by the day.
But what about the others? People who don't have acces to all this technology? And what about those that have have access to this technology but don't know how to utilise it? Just 3 weeks ago, I taught my grandma how to save a contact on her phone. How are they going to cope when technology soon becomes an important part of our lives? UNESCO studies (as of 2019) show that globally just about 55% of households have access to the internet. But what about the other 45%? What happens to them? how will they cope?
What do you think are some major ways in which people with no access to technology can be affected? And what do you think can be done about this?