In most recent years, technology is becoming more accessible to people in developing countries. The fact is, it is only going to keep getting better
By 2020, 70% of the world’s population will have access to a smartphone and the internet. Eventually, the internet will become the world’s top education.
On top of this, it won’t cost a dime and everyone with an internet connection will be able to access this.
‘Not everyone can gain access to education’
This phrase will become a myth when more of the world’s population gains access to education. The more aware we become, the higher the chances of ground breaking activities being developed and ones which can better our society.
Not fighting the possibility of better communication
Instead we should see this as an opportunity to improve our lives and achieve our ambitions.
A wealth of abundance
With the latest developments, this can provide everyone with all kinds of free and limitless information, which in the past, and certainly before the internet, was scarcer and more costly.
Competition will become non existent
We will not be fighting for opportunities as you will finally be able to focus on what you really want to do. Right now, most of the world is moving to cities in hope of obtaining certain employment.
The future of cities
We will have cities in future? Possibly not if we will be able to work from anywhere.
We are currently connected by cellular towers, but this will be strengthened even more by the use of satellites. Cities and towns in some of the remote parts of world will finally be connected. Elon Musk’s company Space X plans to deliver broadband via satellite. Shall this take off, the possibility of not connecting the world will be very slim!
Moving into an Idea Economy
Once we are finally connected, this will help us transition into an Idea Economy; an economy of creation and generating ideas. People for the first time in their lives will be accepted rather than simply being a cog in a machine.
Cog in a machine
This is a rather derogatory term for being a mere number of the workplace culture. In the future this will be a story of the past. Rest assured, this will be liberating for many.
One of the greatest issues faced in our society is inequality. I believe that the more connected we will be, the greater the eventual hope of gaining parity in our society. This is an aspect of our society which has not been possible for many years.
Positive gain for the environment
By connecting everyone, we can potentially dematerialise a large part of our society. The more technology will develop, the more the costs of electricity and gas will become significantly lower. Once more and more people work virtually, there will be no need to commute to cities and thus this will decrease the carbon footprint substantially.
The ability to unite countries
There are people around the world who feel out of touch since they do not have access to the internet. The eventual long term aim is to build a smart grid which everyone can be a part of. This smart grid can help every single person by providing them with a purpose. When I refer to ‘a purpose’, I mean the ability to use their initiative. We were all brought to this planet to offer certain skills which can help others. I believe this is the future and how we can make this world a better place
By Caroline Peart
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