How Technology Changed the Way We Trust
Life is running smoothly. The nation is working smoothly because of soldiers placed on the border of national boundaries. Citizens of the nation and government trust the soldiers that what may be the situation they will protect us even by paying off their lives. Party is elected to form the government by citizens of the nation by trusting their promises to be fulfilled which are made by the party to work on after forming the government.
Dependence works on trust, we humans are dependent on each other in everything. The world runs so smoothly by believing each other that they won’t attack each other. Wars like world war are not in existence today because of understanding and trust in each other.
Trust is so important in life, what is trust? Trust means belief in one another. Life runs on the belief of tomorrow. Trust is hard to build and easy as glass to break. How once a broken glass can’t be repaired or rejoined broken trust is also the same. Even broken glass is joined cracks on it is fear to break again soon. Trust is the same, once broken and again it is built then there is an increase in insecurity, fear, and ignorance.
Trust is a bond which showcases the relationship. Trust binds the relation even in low times it will bind the togetherness. If trust is not belief in any relation it may not run long of togetherness. How hard it is to imagine the relationship, the world without belief. Happiness, peace, comfort is gained in life and it has an impact on trust indirectly. We live with our family so comfortably, trust has made it comfortable. Trust can be a thin line or thick line binding the relation.
The expectation is another form of trust. We expect what we believe, for eg: If you expect your love to wish first on your birthday, you believe that your love will wish you first on your birthday. Most of the expectations are broken easily. In this rapidly growing world, we expect more from the government, people around us, and most importantly technology.
Technology is human-made. It is growing rapidly every day new gadgets are introduced, new inventions are made and discovered. Initially, no one expected that technology will dominate life in the way it has dominated today. The Internet has given a boost to technology. It has changed the way of trust or perception of trust. Technology turned trust into materialism which satisfies the needs or wants. Technology has changed the mindset of people.
Here is how technology has changed the way of trust.
Products and service
Technology changed the view of trust and converted it into materialism. We trust brands and companies because of their quality products and services they provide. The business will be successful only if its production is satisfying customer needs.
Many brands and companies run out of the market due to failure in satisfying the customer needs and one’s which are successful, stay at the top position in the market because of the trust they gained from consumers.
They have built their loyalty of customers which has made them be stable in the market. Customers stick with a particular brand or company forever because they trust products and services that will satisfy them. Here technology changed it to materialism and business works on trust from both ends.
Technology not only introduced gadgets and innovation in it. Technology took us to different worlds i.e the digital world. A world where everything works online. Digitalization makes trusting strangers easier and makes them part of our life.
The Digital world gave rise to many services within a single click. This saves time, money, and energy. Technology made us welcome to the digital world because of trust. It has dominated our life today a lot.
Initially, it was even hard to trust an open bank account and deposit money in it. Now the whole thing shifted digitally, e-banking is what we call today. We trust our banks so much that not only do we deposit money but also keep our confidential documents, jewelry, etc in a locker.
This is the trust bank has gained and today’s boost by the internet introduced us to e-banking. E-banking is banking where you can open an account without any hesitation through online applications of a particular bank and transfer money through it from one account to another with no consumption of time. This not only gave rise to the transfer of money but gave rise to online payment applications. Where you pay anywhere and anyone with one tap.
How easy it has made, the main advantage of online payment is that you can buy costly materials or items and can instantly without carrying any hard cash. What made us use online payment? The trust built by the brands and banks. Trust in the form of security of your account being hacked, no theft of money, double transaction returns.
Paperless works, of-course digital have brought office under not only in one roof but into one file or document. Every document is made digitally which reduces paperwork and storage space in the office. Software such as for excel, word, pdf file, Docx file, and many more made everything work with ease.
This pandemic is one of the biggest examples of how our jobs turned digital. Our job turned into digital work because of the trust we kept in the software we use to store data. This shows how technology especially digitization changed the way we trust.
It is least that if we want to check or know about a product or its features, price, quality. We just go to search engines and gain the information about products we require through online shopping sites. If we are satisfied with the products then we add it to our cart or simply buy it. What makes our product impressive online?
Reviews of customers build trust and their good reviews make us believe that the product is good and the same as the features described. Another thing about online shopping is payments. Payments for products are safer and easy, the safer side is trust. These are factors that made trust materialistic.
Social media power
Social media can make someone go viral and fame in a day or can break someone that’s the power of social media. Social media made everyone connected with each other all around the world.
Social media has too many drawbacks and advantages but it has made us connect with strangers and grow the network professionally. Social media connected us with strangers and nowadays we have connected with so many strangers and we trust them easily. Social media built that trust and made it easy to trust someone we don’t know and we can seek help from them.
Online dating and matrimony
Social media also gave rise to many dating sites and applications. In real-time where couples got matched and walked a long way of togetherness. Random people’s thoughts, interests, and personalities matched and it turned to love. All this was possible due to trust. Matrimony sites are another example of the same as how trust changed the way of life and brought two random people together. All these show how the view of trust changed.
All the above examples and impacts show how technology and especially the digital world changed the way we trust. Making an intangible bond tangible, by changing it in different fields. Every field requires different kinds or forms of trust and technology has made it realize and showed up how it pictures.
There will be more innovations in technology where more forms of trust will be formed and our beliefs will be more different. We hope you realized how technology has changed the way we trust. Stay updated with us.
John Smith can usually be found binging on indie series on Netflix. When not absorbed in the latest gut-wrenching thriller, John loves dancing, cooks very badly, enjoys strolling around the city, and otherwise spends far too much time at the computer and chat with strangers online.