Technology Bridging the Age Gap through Story Sharing – How technology can bring people together through sharing life stories:
Technology is an ever present, ever changing part of life. It changes so rapidly and can be so intimidating that it is often feared and avoided, particularly by older generations. Yet with advancements of digital tools and online services, learning to use technology to improve family communication and share personal memories and experiences has never been easier. Immortality is not attainable in the physical sense, however even after death, memories and experiences can be shared, thereby allowing a legacy to live on. Sharing one’s life stories while still alive helps to encourage feedback from others that can help bring to light forgotten elements and see different sides of the story. Sharing information online can provide multiple people with the stories and artifacts that might otherwise have been confined to a single individual. Technology can help to bridge the generation gap that so many people feel disconnects them from their family members, but they must learn to utilize the tools available in order to do so.