Recapping the previous post on this topic, Mark Zuckerberg’s new non-profit consortium of information and communication technology (ICT) corporations would like to connect the remaining 5 billion inhabitants of the planet to the Internet who are not now connected (Internet.org, 2013). Many of the five billion people in question will most likely come from collectivistic non-western cultures. From here we’ll look at the following questions:
- What types of individual psychological effects can be expected from the insertion of Western ICT in a collective environment devoid of such equipment?
- Will there be changes in culture, and if so how might they manifest themselves and how long might it take?
- What may religious beliefs have to do with the impact of ICT?