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Information Technology In The Future Essays

The role of Technology in Today’s World and in the Future

Source: http://techinfopluz.blogspot.com.es/2011/02/robots-and-human-future-world.html

Technology is an essential part of our lives today and few can imagine living without. We achieved a lot with the help of technology, for example we have the possibility to travel, keep in touch with friends on the other side of the earth and cure many illnesses. It means more freedom and choices for people but at the same time we have to consider the social imbalance, weapons of mass destruction and natural resource depletion. Jane Godall asks for a reason: “We are the most intelligent species walking on earth, how it comes we destroy on what we depend?” What has achieved so far is irrevocable, but we can still determine where it goes in the future.

One of the most important things everybody has to deal with is to overcome the short-termism, which prevails in governments, companies and individuals. Additionally we know, that decisions one individual takes are not necessarily good for the society as a whole. This doesn’t make it easier.

I think it is important to bear in mind the mutual goal: to keep the planet with mankind and all its beautiful animals and plants alive. This implies to make technology as positive as possible for humanity and the environment in the long run. The technology we create now creates the future and it should be for the people and make things easier and not more complicated. So what kind of society will we be?

Technology shapes the future and it can help to make it compatible with nature. It can help us to develop clean energy, transport possibilities with less emissions and low-energy houses to save resources. Technology is not only about technology itself or more efficiency and discovering new methods and processes; we have to add the component of art which is about to make wise choices for the future of technology. We should not develop technology because of itself, but to develop it, because it adds value to society and simplifies human life. For this, it needs to be discussed with experts from many fields and we have to relate the technology to the organization and the culture in which it should operate. And remember: There are no side effects – they are part of the technology.

TED Talks with further interesting information (last accessed 30.06.2012):

Damian Palin: Mining minerals from seawater, http://www.ted.com/talks/damian_palin_mining_minerals_from_seawater.html

Danny Hillis: Back to the future (of 1994), http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/danny_hillis_back_to_the_future_of_1994.html

Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution?, http://www.ted.com/talks/harvey_fineberg_are_we_ready_for_neo_evolution.html

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Future Of Information Technology Essay

I would like to pursue a career in Information Technology, by doing my Bachelors in Computer Sciences from LUMS. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, in my opinion, in the future, the most growth will be in the Information Technology sector, globally, as well as in locally, here in Pakistan. Here in Pakistan, the Information Technology sector is highly underdeveloped at present. But it can be seen that in the up coming years, there will be tremendous growth in this field.

Also in the up coming years, the Internet will also provide a lot of opportunities. The Internet has had explosive growth. It is estimated that in 1992, about three to four million people, mainly students, and some people at offices had access to the Internet. By 1995, that number had gone up to some 80 million people. Nua Internet Surveys reported that there are 407.1 million adults and children accessing the Internet Worldwide, as of December 2000. Thousands of new people get access to the Internet daily.

The Internet was started by the Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is a branch of the United States Department of Defense. This was back in the 1960s. The goal was to make a decentralized computer network, so that if one node went down, the rest of the network would be up and running, and hence military communications would not be interrupted. Then In the 1970s, universities started connecting up to the net. In the 1980s, Companies started coming online. Then, since the early 1990s, High schools and elementary schools started coming online. Then individuals started logging on.

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