ICTs Are the Heart of the Information Society
(First published date: 2006/2007)
ICTs (Information & Communication Technologies) are an engine for growth. This is the time of information. Contemporary citizens are greatly demanding and want to obtain the required information as soon as possible. With the invention of ICTs, the possibilities are endless and infinite. Obviously, its role demonstrates that it has no limitations, and we can’t detect any certain boundaries that may limit ICTs. The role of the ICTs in every segment of society is additionally imperative when civil societies think about encouragement & progress. Consequently, information is an enormously powerful tool as it genuinely helps explore various factors and aspects of social development without effort. An active and ICT-literate civic society is always required for governing the social movement because a solid civic society is a foundation for developing and creating an equitable information society.
Our actions reflect our achievements. Please don’t make the mistake of talking only about ICTs and their development. It is necessary to discuss and fashion the relationships among all the development structures: economic, social, political and religious. All the development tools must form relationships with ICTs. Likewise, websites are representations of societies all over the world. Hence, if we are slow to implement ICTs in all forms of development, success will remain distant from us. That’s why it should be essential to consider regarding its capacity-building process for all.
ICTs are the key to development. Society is changing by leaps and bounds, with no chance of a stopping point soon. The Internet affects us in every way, notably in our social lives, jobs and entertainment. Our social lives are not just communicating with telephones and mail anymore. Going “online” is the new way we like to communicate with people. Chat rooms on the Internet are open for people to talk and explore with other people who may live on the other side of the world. E-Mail is also another popular way to correspond with others. Users can electronically send mail to another person with an online mailbox simply by typing in their message and sending it with the click of a button. Two seconds to send an e-mail to someone on the other side of the world is much quicker than a week or more through ordinary mail as well as Computers can calculate and figure out things much quicker than the average person. This process can save not only time but money too. Stock trading is now on the Internet, along with banking and any other type of business you could imagine. The world wants things to be quick and easy. The best answer is to have a computer do it for you.
In the future, millions of jobs will be taken away from honest, hard-working employees and will be given to computers. No matter what choices we make or what plans we change. These outcomes are going to become real. Why would a business person pay someone to take phone orders when a computer can do it in less time and make it both cheaper and more accessible for the businessman and the buyer?
The inevitable outcome of this magnificent invention is going to change the world. Society may seem glad about the way of changing. Cheaper is better as well as less time-consuming is the best. With the choice of having a computer and being online, there is almost nothing you cannot do. This remarkable idea of ICTs will revolutionise how we live in the future.
Of course, Rome was not built in a day; our society can not be changed overnight. ICTs are not magic or mystery formulas that will solve all our problems. But in no doubt, it will be used intelligently to develop authentic and practical issues and build a society responsive to its needs and demands. Practical experiences with ICTs demonstrate that we can revolutionise the methods of development. With this extraordinary force, ICTs need to be spread throughout society and allow all peoples to have equal access to the power of knowledge and make significant benefits accessible for all of civilisation.