Author: Madhu Bala
Author Affiliation: Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Social System, School Of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Abstract: ‘Digitalization’ is an emerging phenomenon which is steadily formulating its own ontological turn and with the effect of the materiality and the innovative science. It reinforces the digital culture and virtual reality in the society where people live in the surrounding of virtual reality. Digitalization is representing the benevolence of society with the supportive characteristic features of ‘Digital Form of technology’ i.e. working beyond the time and space bias of technology and hence ensuing in a far-reaching change in Indian society. This conceptualization has been spreading its wings in different institutions of society such as education, market, entertainment, Governance, media, and kinship and marriage and so on and so forth. The ontological position of this particular technology is not limited to the materiality rather it is beyond the reach of theoretical formulation of existing social thinkers with its powerful capacity of accumulation, communication, transfer and computation. The likely features foster one to look critically towards ‘Digitalization’ happening in India. This paper enquires from a philosophical and sociological perspective and explores it further with the reference of available existing literature related to the field of study. This is a qualitative study based on secondary literature.
Keywords: Digitalization, Social Change, Digital Culture, Time-Space Bias.