Technological advancement has changed the way we lead our lives now. The techno smart gadgets have not only made our life simpler but also improved the productivity of humans all over the world. Mobile phones are the handiest means of communication and have proved to be a great gadget.
The world is changing with advances in information technology. The world of letters is giving way to SMS, email, messaging and chat. The mobiles have now taken the center stage for any means of communication, a faster tool than the computers. As the technology is growing at a faster pace, the question is whether the mobile technology can motivate a person and a society as a whole to do better things. The answer is yes. These gadgets have the power to influence and motivate people to do better things in life and as such bring in drastic changes in society.
Before we examine how the mobiles are a motivating force, it is better to look at Japan, where the latest mobile technologies are used even before any other country. In this country, the people are doing wonders with mobiles and the new technology. In Japan, people use mobiles for doing a wide variety of things like buying tickets, shopping online and even trading. For the Japanese people, these are not just gadgets for calling or sending messages, but it is something more for them. These have become a part of the life of average Japanese.
After this Japan story, one cannot ignore the importance of mobiles. Apart from making calls, buying tickets, and marketing, the mobiles have gone to such realms so as to influence and motivate individuals and even the society as a whole. This new technology has great influence that they can even change the social behavior and also build up a new culture.
In a democracy, these new technologies have great influence to change the face of a nation or an individual. They can convince you to vote for a particular person during elections. The elections in the Unites States and India have seen how the mobiles are used to lure voters to vote for a particular party. The political parties entice you through messages to exercise your franchise for them. One could see that the mobiles have thus enticed a whole society in elections.
The new technology can even mobilize the society to change the way they think. In building up awareness against pollution, environment and other malice in the society, the new technology is a great motivating force. You can also spread the word for an environment-friendly world.
The SMS has the capacity to reach a large section of the people. Is it not that you alone send it to your friends? Once you sent it, then your friends could pick it up and send to his/her friends and the word goes on a really good campaign tool!
If you have an environmental problem in your locality or town, the mobiles can be used to motivate others to campaign against this. They can also motivate you to be part of an agitation or struggle and a lot more.
A mobile user is also liable to get a lot of health related messages, which in fact are very useful. If you are a heavy smoker or drinker, these messages could inspire you to stop these habits. Moreover, both the government and other agencies also send out social health messages. It can also induce to make contributions for some health related schemes and also to help a person in need of blood or other things.
Mobiles have become so common and it is not surprising that this new technology is also used in learning process. A new way of teaching methodology, the mobiles help in passing valuable information to individuals into the classes or other venues. Even if one is in the remotest places, it can be of much help. A new trend that is seen is that new learning techniques are now being integrated with mobile devices.
In marketing, these gadgets have a tremendous influence. Several companies and firms place advertisements and other relative information in the wires, which could tempt the users to go for it. The firms also will have a direct contact with customers, whom they think could be motivated into buying through their advertisements and other information.
The mobile phones can also impact on one’s lifestyle, altering the way that you live. It is seen that about 90 per cent of Mobile owners cannot get through a day without using their phones. The influence is so great that for the younger generation, the mobiles matter more to them than any other thing.
If you get a SMS with inspiring quotes and messages, you would really be boosted and also would have that extra confidence and self-esteem. It can also maintain a positive mental attitude, which makes it easier to deal with the challenges of everyday life. There are also various web sites, which once logged in would be sent in messages from renowned personalities that could inspire your day.
Mobile phones help in creating a world culture beyond international boundaries and the people of a region could be motivated under the influence from another region. These could help in influencing world leaders to make decisions of utmost interest.
Even when we talk of mobiles motivating individuals and changing the face of the society, we should also not forget the dangers involved in it. A message from a mobile could trigger off violence and clashes. A mobile message could influence a section of the society into violence and law breaking.