Technology Revolution, Empowerment 'N' Development Series
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How Technology Changes the Way We Tell Stories
With technology on the verge of making another great leap forward, will the way we tell stories be changed forever?
We perceive the world around us through stories. Stories shape moments into days, days into years, and eventually they merge into lifetimes; just like letters become words, words become sentences, and then nally a book. Stories give meaning to the mechanical routine of the mundane. With technology on the verge of making another great leap forward, will the way we tell stories be changed forever?
Over the course of history, storytelling has been closely linked with technology. In many ways, technology de nes how we express ourselves to make our narratives more vivid. We scribbled our rst chapters on cave walls before swapping crude pieces of coal for ink and paint. Literature and art enabled people to express their deepest thoughts, ideas and feelings. Analogue and digital imaging made storytelling visually realistic for the rst time. These subsequently evolved to bring us photography, cinema and – combined with revolutions in telecommunications – the modern Internet. If the present technological trends are any indication, these three developments are set to de ne the future of storytelling.