Task 1: Option 2


 

This twelve and a half minute video delves into the ways in which digital technology is being used across the world to solve the complex environmental problems as well as the necessary steps to combat climate change. At the beginning of the video scientists verbalise their internal thought processes in terms of how exactly they targeted an audience that is so reliant and ‘addicted’ to social media. They developed the idea of using interactive satellite images that would describe the detrimental impacts of climate change without the single use of a word. However, there is additional information available for users if they wish to further educate themselves on the current issues. The video, then briefly highlights the many electronic apps that are designed to engage and involve the wider-public in taking action. For example, the  app, ‘litterati’, allows the general populous to document cases of environmental pollution. It also, encourages the public to invite others to help save the environment. Lastly, it reveals the different ways in which digital technology is being tested and used throughout the world as a means to fast-track the impact of digital technology use. For example, if one were to fish out the abundant amount of rubbish using conventional methods, it would take decades and cost billions. However, the NGO clean up has invested in a digital solution that relies on the intelligent trout nets. These nets steer autonomously towards floating items of garbage after receiving relevant data through sensors. Additionally, the data is provided in real time by a satellite. There are many more solutions and, if interested, I highly recommend the watch. It demonstrates some of the  incredible 21st century thinking and how our world is becoming a ‘SMART’ world.

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