Making Computer Technology Available To The Masses

With the rapid expansion and improvement of information technology, and its impact on all aspects of life, the need to master computers is no longer a choice, but a necessity. Although the cost of technology has been made more competitive, many people whose income is closely related to the cost of living of the country in which they reside can not afford the basic obsolete computer system.

This clearly disadvantages more than half of the population in many countries and, by extension, limits the type of development that can take place. Many countries are forced to import human resources to fill the void left by an uneducated and uninformed society, relegating its citizens to the less arduous trades.

School programs are designed and facilitated by information technology. As a result, children who do not have unlimited access suffer from it. To this dilemma are added the parents illiterate in computer science, this incapacity dissociates them from what their children do, because they are incapable of playing an active role in the learning of their children.

Computers and their associated technological use have become commonplace in all forms of communication in business and at home, unfortunately in some cases replacing human contact, but experts say it is the ultimate price you need pay for development. When people are disconnected from communication, the world in which they live remains tiny, limiting their ability to imagine, explore, or experience new opportunities and ideas. This type of disconnection cancels progress, causes the colonization of technology and places people in a position where they have no control over the information they receive, nor how and when they are provided.

Technological impoverishment that leads to disadvantaged groups that do not have easy access to information technology increases inequalities in the social structure of a country. Without the intervention of government programs and projects that would provide the community with resource centers, with the necessary mechanisms, where people can easily access information and technology, inequality and impoverishment will continue to prevail.

Making technologies accessible to disadvantaged people is the responsibility of governments, as an informed society supports growth and development. Countries that do not have the means to make information technologies easily accessible to their people, due to economic difficulties and the national debt, should be assisted and assisted by international donor agencies, the first countries of the world. world and international charities. This should be adapted as one of the fundamental human rights in the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights: “Every citizen of a country should have the right to evaluate the technologies of the ‘information”.

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