It is necessary to mention the concept of international society in today’s world, where everything is said to be globalized by world experts. What is going on at the international level in the world? Is it possible for every society to be affected by developments simultaneously? So what is this international community?
The English School, which was founded in 1900, works to understand international relations through a pluralist approach that focuses primarily on the concept of “international society” in the process. According to these studies, Hedley Bull defines the concept of international society as “a group of states with common interests and values feeling bound by certain common rules in their relations with each other and determining their behavior within common institutions.”
It is possible to come across associations with globalization in almost every subject in economic and social research, works, and discussions, and this is an inevitable point to be mentioned. Globalization is a factual process or an idealized goal that explains the current situation based on data. As a result, this process, which is complex and difficult to understand, has a structure that also includes paradoxical elements. While globalization is sometimes the cause of economic and social problems, it is sometimes considered a result or a solution.
When considered as a quality, globalization encompasses “political, economic, and social processes.” At an intellectual level, the globalizing world appears to us as “one world,” albeit to a small extent. When one world is mentioned, a picture of an extremely abstract realm is drawn in our minds. Technological changes, along with government deregulation, led to the establishment of transnational networks in production, trade, and finance, thus creating a world economy without borders.
Could the greatest advantage we have in our age also be a disadvantage?
The biggest benefit of today’s technologies is that people can move flexibly beyond the borders of their country. Of course, establishing social, political, cultural, and economic ties with more than one nation has disadvantages as well as benefits. These new ties have greatly changed people’s needs. Nowadays, people can be divided into two groups: those who seek the past and those who seek the future.
With the disappearance of borders, the globalization of the world and the formation of the international community were directly proportional. So, what function did the media perform here?
The effect of the media on people and society since the day it emerged is an undeniable phenomenon. The extent of this effect varies with the level of accessibility of the media. Unfortunately, in the so-called globalizing world, not every society has an equal opportunity to advance technologically.When cultural globalization is mentioned, this development is not the case for every society. For this reason, the importance of the media in the international community, whose sphere of influence has developed over time, is revealed.
The role of the media in the international community that Bull talks about is huge in today’s world. With the interaction feature of the social media applications in the virtual environment and the conveniences they provide in these areas, the media has the feature of being effective for large masses. In addition, it can be understood from the changes of opinion and speeches of the heads of state in the media that states do not underestimate the power of the media when it comes to their common interests.
So, What Exactly Is Deepfake?
The word was created by combining the words “deep learning” technology, which is a form of artificial intelligence, and “fake,” which means fake. A type of media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else’s image using artificial neural networks is called “deepfake.” Deepfake is produced by combining and superimposing existing media on source media using machine learning techniques known as autoencoders and generative adversarial networks.
Yes, yes, technology has improved. The world has become global, the international community has formed, and the media has a very important role here… Well, isn’t deepfaking a bit scary? A lot of questions, such as whether deepfake is legal or how to detect it, are already on the agenda as topics of discussion.
Moreover, deepfake is not created only with images. There is also a version called “deepfake which is called voice cloning or synthetic voice. Things are getting more worrying, aren’t they?
The use of artificial intelligence to imitate a person’s voice is called “deepfake voice.” While it is easy to understand whether deepfake videos are real with a little attention, it is much more difficult to understand the authenticity of deepfake sounds.
It is unclear what the future holds for the international community. As with everything in life, technology has its downsides. Perhaps one of them is deep-fake technology. If society can use the media consciously, it can manage the media; otherwise, it becomes a tool of the media. I hope that the sense of curiosity that does not let go of humanity will wisely throw us into the lap of equality of opportunity.
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