Does it make sense for people to relentlessly insist in wish to store their valuable data, be it personal or corporate, or their digitally recorded word, somewhere far away and let somebody else store data for them, especially when we know that the only thing that drives today’s world is mainly the profit? Is it the ultimate truth that cloud is the only possible and universal solution for all the problems of IT world, or perhaps, it is necessary to store everything in one place in your own closet and frantically keep that at the cost of living?
While reading this article, you are moving through to another dimension, a dimension that is not limited by time and space, but only the limits of human imagination. This dimension is located at the boundary between light and darkness, real and virtual, science and beliefs, and lies between man’s fears and the limits of his knowledge. Your next stop – Zone of digitally transformed world.
In the beginning there was the Word, all things were made through it and without it nothing was made. For centuries, the mankind has tried to write down their thoughts, to preserve their knowledge, perpetuate their existence by building timeless creations on one side, and art on the other. Records in stone, in caves, over papyrus and books are just mute witnesses of the development of our civilization. Situated between logic and emotion, we have always tried to leave the mark that will be recorded and be available to generations to come after us.
If we look at the history of mankind and closely observe today’s world around us, we can see that everything around us is torn between two polarities, such as: light/dark, day/night, good/evil, love/hate, lie/truth, technology/spiritual development. Through the prism of IT, polarization could be respectively perceived on the relation digital/analog, virtual/real. Pursuing our own desire to create a better world, we often come into a situation that without self-criticism we opt for one side of polarity, holding on strongly to our attitude, with no real desire to try to understand others.At this point it seems that the civilization has largely turned toward technology as a beneficial solution, but the big question is whether we have in fact forgotten who we are and if the road we are walking on is the road to hell, no matter that it is paved with good intentions.
Working in the IT world everyday, I can see how this game we play is no different than the one we see is happening in the grim events on the other side of the world. Only the form is different, certainly less expressed, but in its basics, it has the same roots. Again, we are attracted by polarities that are playing with us, while we, as silent observers, accept this game without wish to change something, or at least to resist it.Sales/equipment, software/hardware, local infrastructure/cloud, security of applied solutions, investing in people opposed to cost reduction, without proper consideration of the consequences are just some of the examples that can be heard and seen almost every day. Again and again, people are holding unconditionally to their point of view, without the slightest desire to move at least an inch back, not knowing that it is enough to look ahead and to see that they are on the brink of a precipice just waiting to swallow them.
People who write software have no desire to look outside their digital courtyard and to realize that the infrastructure on which that same software lies on is no less valuable or easier for the implementation then the programs they develop, while people who are engaged in infrastructure do not want to realize that in thousands of lines of the single code lie many hours of hard human labor and huge knowledge, hard work and dedication.
People from Sales are not aware that it takes many years of sacrifice, learning and practices in order to acquire knowledge that will enable a solution to work fast, accurate and to be reliable, and that it is not possible to became an expert in an area after 10 minutes of Google search. On the other hand, people in the “technics” are not aware of how much has always been and still is particularly difficult to sell the solution, product or service to the customer in our environment that is extremely small, and the competition with the impact of globalization ever so higher.
Does it make sense for people to relentlessly insist in wish to store their valuable data, be it personal or corporate, or their digitally recorded words, somewhere far away and hand them over to someone else to store them, especially when we know that the only thing that drives today’s world is mainly profit? Is it the ultimate truth that cloud is the only possible and universal solution for all problems of IT world, or perhaps it is necessary to store everything in one place in your own closet and frantically keep that at the cost of living.
Is it possible that we have come to a situation that our “spiritual eye” has become a mobile phone screen, LCD screen of our computers or TV on the wall of our room? Is the information we receive – true, or it is formed in order to create false, we can now say, digitally conditioned images of the world around us? It seems now more than ever that we are facing the extremity and a wish to perceive both the realistic and digital world, as black-and-white photo without a trace of emotion, and true colors in it. Everybody is selling their photos as the only possible path to salvation and infinite happiness.
Unfortunately, I am deeply convinced that, as long as people do not honestly realize that each pair of polarity represents the two sides of the same coin and that only with their naturalization, we can really solve the mystical puzzle that has accompanied us from the beginning, we will rotate in a circle from which there is no escape. Fear of acceptance, the acceptance that it is possible to reach the objective by taking different roads is holding us back.
Everything written is of course a relative thing, and depends on the observer’s point of view and his readiness to look down into the darkness or up into the light endlessly wandering, or to realize that he is free to rise and look forward and follow his path by walking along the middle road.
There is no universal solution, each technology, each way to approach the problem is only one part of the mosaic of our digitally transformed reality.