In the Internet age, some old people are “left behind”
The “Statistical Report on the Development of the Internet in China” shows that as of March 2020, the number of Internet users in China has reached 904 million, and the Internet penetration rate has reached 64.5%, but the proportion of Internet users aged 60 and above is only 6.7%, which means that nearly 2%. Hundreds of millions of people over 60 years old (there are 254 million people over 60 years old in our country) have never been exposed to the Internet…
● Scenario 1 Why does the “empty car” always keep going?
”Oh, don’t stop again!” There were taxis with empty signs all over the street, but they couldn’t stop hiring… Such things, 74-year-old Wu and his wife can’t remember how many times they have gone through. After asking a lot of people, Mr. and Mrs. Wu realized that these taxi drivers didn’t stop because they had already taken the order through their mobile phones. “But I really don’t use those taxi apps!” In desperation, Mr. Wu Three chapters with my wife, even if you want to have good grandchildren, you can’t leave your son’s house more than 10 o’clock in the evening. “At least we can take the bus and the subway to go home if we can’t get a taxi!” Wu said with a wry smile. He felt that they were left behind. Not just that taxi, but this era.
● Scenario 2 does not use self-service kiosks, and can only queue at the manual window
Xiao Zhang graduated from a prestigious Shanghai University with a Ph.D. As a talent introduction, he joined a high-tech enterprise as an engineer, settled down, bought a house, married a daughter-in-law, and gave birth to a child. Seeing that the epidemic was under control, he took his mother Zhang Lao Tai came to live in Shanghai from her rural home. When she first arrived in Shanghai, Mrs. Zhang felt that everything was new, but she was also a little strange and scared. For example, she was going to the hospital to prepare some medicine for chronic diseases, but found that she didn’t understand the “rules” of Shanghai hospitals. She was wearing a mask, Taking the temperature, showing the health code… Watching the people next to me swiping in with their mobile phones, Mrs. Zhang felt a little at a loss. She didn’t have a smart phone or a health code. Fortunately, the staff at the side took the initiative to help and guided her to fill out the paper form manually before entering the hospital smoothly. But standing in the outpatient hall on the first floor, looking at the rows of self-service equipment, Mrs. Zhang was once again confused, “Our home rural health center does not have these. Although I have been to the city in my hometown, I have seen several illnesses. , But I usually ask my daughter in my hometown to register for me in advance, and then take me to the department to find a doctor to prescribe medicine. Now my daughter is in my hometown, and my son and daughter-in-law are busy at work. I don’t want to trouble others, so I come here by myself. I don’t know how to operate these machines!” It was easy to find a doctor who asked about the operation steps, but when he turned his head, he forgot, “I’m so old, I can’t keep up!” In front of the machine, Mrs. Zhang After pondering for a long time, he finally had no choice but to return to the artificial window with long lines.
● Scene 3 I’m afraid of “lost”, so let’s stay at home.
”Sometimes, I really find it difficult to move.” Aunt Su, 64, who lives in a high-end residential area in Minhang District, Shanghai, also complained that she “ran into walls everywhere” in the intelligent age. A few weeks ago, she “migrated” from her hometown in Northeast China to Shanghai in order to help her son with the children. But “I don’t know anywhere, I can’t navigate or take a taxi…” There were a few times when Aunt Su thought about her son and daughter-in-law being busy, and she was bored at home watching TV every day, so she tried to take the subway to go out alone. Confused by the various signs at the subway station, she finally called her daughter-in-law to rescue her. More often, she can only stay at home, take care of her children, do housework, and her life is monotonous and boring.
● Scene 4 Do not study hard, or can’t you learn it?
”You are too stupid, is it so difficult?” Kobayashi and his 69-year-old mother, who have always been known for their good tempers at work, have quarreled many times because of teaching their mother to use smartphones. What Xiaolin can’t understand is that the simple operation of sending pictures to friends with WeChat has been repeated more than 20 times, but his mother still can’t. Xiaolin felt that her mother was not serious about “learning”, but her mother was also aggrieved. She was studying very seriously, but she couldn’t remember. In the end, the mother felt that she was disgusted and stopped studying. The mother and the son broke up.
● Scenario 5 will not use a mobile phone, filial sons and daughters can not be delivered
Account Manager Ms. Sun in the eyes of a foreign bank operating in Shanghai, Jiangxi Province to live in the rural home of his father (78 years old) conservative and stubborn. She complained that because her father would only use the phone’s phone call function, she couldn’t even send it to him by express delivery. Because now the couriers all put the courier into the smart cabinet of the community, and then send the retrieval code in the form of text message, so that the consignee can pick it up by himself, but he does not use the text message function and cannot pick up the courier… “Sometimes, I want to buy something for him to show my filial piety. I can only send it to other relatives in my hometown first, and then let the relatives pass it on to him.”
● Scene 6 I just learned a “new thing”, and an updated
”di” appears . The 13-year-old granddaughter swiftly paddled her mobile phone and scanned the code to open a shared bicycle. The retired worker, Mr. Wang, was both emotional and disappointed. Mr. Wang thinks he is good at learning and accepting, and his micro-credit is usually quite slippery. However, he needs to “consult” his granddaughter when he encounters slightly more complicated operations such as mobile payment and bicycle sharing. He sighed: “We have just learned WeChat, and young people have learned Didi ride-hailing and shared bicycles. Finally, they see the hope of catching up with the times. As a result, new things have appeared.
Suggestion: patiently bring the elderly into the new life of science and technology
The main reasons for the marginalization of the elderly by “Internet +” are: lack of necessary technology and Internet knowledge; not able to learn the complex operation of smart devices and applications; as they grow older, their ability to accept new things decreases; inner fear and resistance; lack Opportunities and places for learning; children’s company for the elderly is limited, and there is not much time to teach them new knowledge; mobile software is not intimate, does not take into account the needs of elderly users, and the hardware is imperfect.
In the fast-developing Internet era, giving older people more humane care and compassion is the temperature that a civilized society should have. Therefore, all walks of life are also working hard now. Senior universities in various places are launching smartphone classes. Teachers from installing mobile apps to scanning codes and ordering meals, from online ticket purchases to preventing online fraud, are explaining and demonstrating one by one; similar courses are also available in the community. , Is to let more elderly people work hard to keep up with this era.
In addition, to prevent the elderly from feeling lonely or “left behind”, it also requires the care and patience of their children. If children cannot be patient and caring to help their parents keep up with the times, over time, many elderly people may even experience various physical and mental disorders, the most common of which is depression tendency, and if it is allowed to develop, depression will happen sooner or later. . Therefore, do not let new technologies that facilitate life become another “new cause” of senile depression.
At this point, I think of a post that received countless praises on the Internet. He said: “It took me a year to teach my mother to use a smartphone. Although she still cannot connect to the Internet and deletes it by mistake. All kinds of apps, but I don’t bother to help her solve them. When we were young, our parents brought us into their world and taught us to walk, talk, and write over and over again… And now we should also understand and understand Be patient and bring parents into our world, into this interconnected world.”