Improving The World With Technology
The year is 2019. We are sending cars into space, talking to foreigners without knowing their language, sending information to over 100 locations per minute, and seeing pictures of a city that isn’t even close to where we are. Ever since the first era of revolution in the 1800s, all the way until the fourth era -which is today- we have come up with brilliant inventions and brought humankind closer to the unimaginable than ever. It’s time to utilize our capabilities and knowledge to something of a higher standard, but this time to take a look inside ourselves. To improve our own conditions and change the world for the better with the help of technology and motivation inside our very own human mind.
“Be the change that you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
What are the challenges of the world at the moment?
Our world is a blessing. Astronauts and scientists describe the Earth as one strange rock, but such a beautiful miracle. Some may agree with this, others not so much. Climate is a topic that many find sensitive, but it is only one of many challenges that the world is facing at the moment. Discrimination against each other, being unsafe both online and offline, being exposed to theft or assaults, difficulty in learning or understanding, and mental disorders or general illnesses. These are all topics that also deserve attention and understanding. We live in a world where social media controls our attention, thoughts, and drives our curiosity. For now, that has been the climate among many people, but there’s more than just that one strange rock to keep in mind.
What I care for is for individuals to be able to live without the “fate” of disability, and to mitigate possible incidents of creating a disability or obstacle. Simple things like enabling children born without body parts or eliminating most major assault incidents. I believe in a world where the human brain and technology can meet halfway to shake hands and work to achieve great results- where we can improve data and allow humans to touch their caring side and to eliminate the negatives of the mind. Perhaps this may sound impossible or “difficult” to imagine in a world like this, filled with plastic and dying animals and where family members are testifying in court against each other. However, I believe that by recognizing the challenges and obstacles, we can find countermeasures and attempt to improve the conditions of the people and the world- by small and by big.
The online and the offline behaviour censor protocol
We have already built a foundation of improvements when it comes to the current challenges we face. We have an online and an offline behaviour censor protocol, as I like to call it. The online behaviour censor protocol makes sure that information that passes online is distributed in a way where hate and unsecured acts are eliminated. This is not some sort of program, but it’s the process of making sure that those who try to attack in any sort of way, gets blocked, deleted, removed or stopped in any sort of way. As of now, this is only a temporary countermeasure against online harassment and other features that cybersecurity is supposed to take care of, which is all based on our own well-being and making sure we aren’t disturbed in any way.
The offline behaviour censor protocol acts as a real-life process of stopping those harassments and attacks on individuals, other objects or topics. This is a wider ranged topic as we have a variety of things like racism, physical assault, abuse, name calling, sexism, and the whole nine yards. For a long time, we, the people, have been this “online and offline behaviour censor protocol”. We have participated in stepping in, speaking up and backing others up when it has been needed. We have been the brains behind the procedures of censoring away unneeded comments and blocking others out of our life or helping others to do the same to improve our very own living conditions. My belief is that we need to mitigate the possibility of negativity in the first place. Not by fighting back- this process I’m talking about takes place in much earlier stages. But by teaching people early on to act forgiveness, kindness and to teach about emotions and many other countermeasures.
Technology, intelligence, children and the future
Information Technology is no more a stranger. Information Technology is our right hand in almost every subject, whether it is learning, helping, removing, printing, communicating, speaking, etc. You think it, you name it. For that reason, Information Technology is one of our biggest help we utilize for our own good in our daily life. In my opinion, I believe people should be taught Information Technology for the same reason. The more you know about the possibilities of the future, the more you can use the world for your advantage. There are already many kids who do this. Kids who learn Information Technology and earn thousands of bills worth of money, only with the help of some knowledge and experience. They also live a simpler life as technology help them in many ways to increase the efficiency of everything they do, whether it is writing, doing work, planning a daily schedule or to secure their life in almost every way without having to monitor every task.
I imagine a future where teenagers and kids can help themselves improve and get to know themselves better, to learn about emotions and to learn about their own mind. A place where we can understand our own personal problems with the use of technology and deep neural networks to register our personal information such as our intelligence and personality traits. This way we are our own change to the world, by understanding our own emotions and how to manage them. Perhaps it may sound artificial, but this is not a strange chapter for some people as similar programs and processes are already being utilized. However, there shouldn’t only be a focus on the mental improvement. I mentioned earlier about enabling children and to give them the opportunity to live a life, not having to depend on their “start” chapter or other obstacles they may come across that aren’t their own fault. Such as increasing help for those who have difficulty in learning by giving them a custom-built plan and using the correct tools to heighten the disabled features of some people to enable them to feel like they’re going somewhere. I understand that this is what we’re already doing, but by using technology and machine learning we can learn how to increase the efficiency and the specifics of details. We will have a better outcome while at the same time needing less personnel. By giving people equity and enabling understanding between each other, I think we are already eliminating many real-life problems such as misunderstandings, mistreatments and other possible situations that could escalate to something more major. People will understand that it’s not about helping others, it’s about starting to understand yourself and improve your own criteria before you start understanding and improving others.