Confusion of virtual practices, and the era of the Internet

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Humans are more familiar with technology and machines as they are slaves to their orders. Until the advent of the Internet, there was no change in this status of machines and all the frills of the Internet have been like our helpers in most cases till the era of social media. But perhaps this is the first such historical occasion in this mess of the Corona era when virtual life equipped with techniques like Artificial Intelligence has exposed our humans. By getting entangled in the web of machines and technology, our hallucinations have increased that what was hitherto virtual or virtual is no longer fake. Rather, it is now part of our reality and we have to reconcile with it.


This complication can be understood by some Nazirs. In early December 2020, it was reported that during the hearing of a case in the Supreme Court, a lawyer on the video conference link was seen wearing a shirt without a shirt. Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Hemant Gupta were very upset with this. In the context of court hearings, such incidents took place in April and June in our country, when lawyers were seen attending digital hearings either wearing vests or T-shirts or lying in bed. In the wake of these incidents, the judges of the Supreme Court have been forced to say that the 'minimum courtesy of the court' should be observed keeping in view the public nature of the trial and that the lawyers appearing in the cases should be 'presentable'. Such scenes have been seen in many more cases outside the court hearing. Especially in the virtual classrooms of school-colleges, there are a lot of stories of ridiculous, ridiculous antics of students and virtual profanity with teachers.


Outside of the courts and school-colleges, office work, seminars, and virtual meetings have been carried on by various apps that have conducted video conferencing and claimed that there is almost no work stuck in them. Of course, work from home has also been advocated with the rise of the Internet for the last three decades, till now only IT related works were included in this list. But in the Corona era, all equations were reversed and the compulsion of work from home gave the opportunity to dominate digital arrangements over humans. At this point, questions of digital etiquette or virtual behavior arose, about which the courts and teachers have expressed their concerns.


Once a person duly follows digital etiquette, what should be done of his family who treats the person according to his presence at home. Surely working digital life demands more vigilance than normal life practices, because technology is a bit cruel in this case and it can turn our innocent antics into an unforgivable type of crime. But this case of digital civility also expects little leniency from the courts, teachers, and officials, as civilization is understanding the needs of this type of behavior and finding scope for synergy. A glimpse of this was found in the Digital Civility Index released by Microsoft a year and a half ago, which claimed that India's youth are showing signs of improvement and that they are showing signs of improving their digital practices by coming in seventh place in the list of 22 countries. Have given.

In ordinary life, we say many things in the signal. A gesture can be explained by finger gestures, but it is not possible in video conferencing. For this, virtual hand lifting should be indicated. It is also important that others also get a chance to speak during video conferencing. As a listener, it is common digital etiquette to keep voice muted and camera off. This digital etiquette should not only be maintained during the functioning, but it should also remain in the family conversation.