The development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has evolved quite rapidly. This progress is even accompanied by changes in the direction of cultural development of society towards knowledge-based information.
In view of Major General Djoko Setiadi, M. Si, knowledge-based information society is a society who realizes the usability and usefulness of information to the public interest. They are the owners of knowledge and skills in accessing and using information as additional value to improve the quality of life according to the development of modern technology.
That was his statement in his open examination of doctoral program of Cultural and Media Sciences Studies at UGM Graduate School on Friday (4/11). Djoko, accompanied by promoters Prof. Dr. Irwan Abdullah and Prof. Dr. Djoko Suryo, M.A., defended his dissertation entitled Utilization of Internet-Based Information and Communication Technology for Protection of Traditional Knowledge in Yogyakarta Special Province.
According to Djoko Setiadi, the Head of National Crypto Agency, the utilization of Information and Communication Technology by society widely and optimally to the productive interests is not merely related to technical issues, such as how people should be provided with technical-operational capability, but the more important is how the use of information and communication technology as cultural behavior. The use of information and communication technology is closely related to socio-cultural aspects of society, namely how to keep people mentally prepared to accept the presence of cultural systems or new technology, so it would not create culture shock.
"Application of ICT as a source of new civilization is expected to give additional value in the community, even in the life of a nation including for the protection of traditional knowledge, especially in Yogyakarta, and it is important to do," he said at the Auditorium of the School.
Focusing research on efforts to use Information and Communication Technology for the preservation of traditional knowledge in Yogyakarta, which is still limited, Djoko Setiadi explained that progress in information and communication technology has an impact on the preservation of traditional values. The sophistication of the ICT is potential to threaten traditional knowledge which is diverse and interesting in Yogyakarta and its sustainability. "Therefore, it is important to know how to use the ICT, in maintaining and preserving the potentials of the existing traditional knowledge in Yogyakarta for the sake of its sustainability and security in the future," he explained.