Feeling disappointed

Last Update: April 20, 2018

Today, my ex-colleague sent me an article about issues related to privacy and security of information. The beginning of the article was very informative and engaging. Later, the content turned to politics and politicians. It was unexpected and very disappointing.

All my professional life, I was dealing with technology: developing, adopting, and implementing solutions in industry and education. I have developed several college programs related to cyber security, interactive multimedia, and business solutions.

It was a great feeling and encouragement to work on projects which served community and the country.

And now? It seems that technology became a massive tool (I don’t want to use the term -weapon) in the hands of politicians. And they are using technology or technology-related issues to fight political battles. Recently, I have discovered that there is an online Journal on Information Technology & Politics. Wow! How far it gets.

Technology should serve people, make their life more comfortable, safe, interesting, and efficient. Can it stay this way?


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MJL71 Premium
Yes, and we must harness that disappointment, which I also feel, and use that energy to fight back. It's all about us, the people. If we forget that, then we're just going to be living in a version of "1984," the dystopian novel about state terrorism. I think there's hope, so long as we stay conscious and not sleepwalk our way through all the turnstiles these people want us to go through. We need to fight to be free!
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Nadja3 Premium
Thank for the comment. We have to keep our constructive and conscious approach to our business. We have to minimize the negative impact of technology on the society. And it happens if an excellent tool is in wrong hands.
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Markyjoe99 Premium
I really understand how disappointed you must feel.I agree, technology should be for the people.
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Nadja3 Premium
Thank you for the comment. Yes, I agree... We want to see technology helping people.
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verazhelvis Premium
I couldn't agree more. Very sad.But we can't do without technology.We only can hope and pray for wisdom to those who use it.
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Nadja3 Premium
Thank you very much for your contribution. We can get from technology so many good things... and not allow to use it for wrong reasons.
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verazhelvis Premium
:)
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LTMLifestyle Premium
Sad story. We live in a crazy and challenging world. But they say, what goes around comes around.
Lilian
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Nadja3 Premium
Thank you for your contribution to the discussion. Our life in the 21st century is very challenging. But we need to focus on a constructive and conscious approach to technology to make sure it helps and supports people.
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LTMLifestyle Premium
That’s very true. Focus is key
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WorthMillion Premium
Unfortunately it seems that everything seems to turn to being political corrected Ness or involvement! Or religion. This , I believe comes from many now awakening to the truths and to what one holds true within themselves! We are going through a deep transformative time both as a collective and individual and if something doest feel right or sit right then it will be mentioned no matter what the subject. We are all at a different area in our walk of life in understanding, relating, selflessness etc,. It makes it a non boring Life.

Suzanne
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Nadja3 Premium
Dear Suzanne,
Thank you for stopping by and your valuable contribution to the discussion. I agree we live in very challenging times and by making one step aside, we enter different territories.
You pointed out a very important and complex issue - transformation, it touches all sides of our lives, private and business.
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