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  • Writer's pictureZeynep Burcu Yenipınar

Is this a New Era of Digital Technology Aligned with Humanity and Natural Environment

Technological advancements have been taking over our lives for a few years now and it seems like the tech world is coming up with updated versions or new innovations too often for us to even keep up.

Alongside tech innovations, sustainability started to become a significant part of the tech world, which started as saving the ‘green planet’, then moving on to saving the definition of humanity. As industry 4.0 has become more powerful through connecting digital tools and processes, the human touch has been sort of losing its effectiveness. Through sustainability, companies can harmonize humanity and digitization to understand the technological ecosystem by combining these two important concepts.

There rises a major concern while technological advancements and digitization are taking over.

Some experts believe that allowing technology to take over while minimizing the human impact will actually enable us to lose control even though it seems like digitized technology is making our lives easier.

So, what do we do to keep technology aligned with humanity and nature?

A great belief in the collaboration of different disciplines to build assets that people need while keeping the effects on the environment at a bare minimum. That way, your business will create the most valued results in terms of socially and environmentally conscious actions.

If technology and sustainability go hand in hand, the human touch will still have an important influence while making critical decisions. To successfully complete the decision-making cycle, all stakeholders, who will be affected should be informed in detail so that they can provide you with the support needed. Technologically sustainable projects should always result in a combination of an emotional and rational response. By offering people the beauty of the assets that are built with technological advancements, you’re giving them both a rational reason to adapt to this new vision of sustainability, while keeping the human emotion effect.

In addition, digital technology lets us evaluate both the human and natural consequences of design choices through a more integrated design process that protects the natural environment.

We can achieve this by prioritizing comfort, well-being, and health while integrating these into existing and new environmental requirements. Also, we need to be more environmentally conscious about scarce resources, while developing new organic materials to protect nature while constructing new assets.

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