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?