HCA 255 Topic 6 DQ 2
Certain countries may not have the funds or resources to implement certain technological advances. What is another solution for citizens of these countries to benefit from advances made in recent years?
While certain countries like the United States and Germany have benefited from technological advances in recent years, many other countries around the world have not. Shipping new models of already existing technologies may be one solution to increase the rate of growth in these countries.
While the majority of countries can now benefit from the Internet and its advancements, a significant portion of the world’s population still does not have access to it. This is an issue because it leaves these populations behind in terms of communication, education, and economic growth. Conventional philanthropic efforts are inadequate; to improve the situation, Google has partnered with three telecommunications companies in order to provide Internet access products and services to citizens in India. These are inexpensive cell phones and wireless networks that cost a fraction of similar Western counterparts. The incentives provided through these programs within India successfully allowed for a large number of subscribers within less than a year after they were launched.
One option many countries are considering to overcome this is a “satellite pass” in that everyone has the right to a few channels of various programming. In some countries, citizens have access to television, but only a few entertainment options. As time advances and technology becomes more widely available, it will be more and more tempting for wealthier countries to adopt satellite technology. Eventually all countries will do so, balancing the playing field for citizens in richer and poorer countries alike.’
In first world countries, citizens of have the ability to stay connected no matter where they go. It is very easy for people living in the America, Europe, and Australia to communicate with their friends and family. However, these connections may not be an option for citizens of third world countries. There are many devices that can bridge these differences and help people stay connected. A device called Embrace provides a way for families to communicate with loved ones that are halfway across the globe. This new invention could become a necessity in societies around the world.
In many developing countries, access to reliable electricity is still a major concern. However, implementing the Solar Revolution is becoming a more realistic option due to the decreasing cost of solar energy. With government leaders and corporations alike pledging their support in bringing down the costs of solar panels and other related materials, it is near certain that there will be an overall increase in access to electricity for billions of people around the world.
An alternative to this would be to provide discounted phones and or mobile plans to those that cannot afford them. This option would be more beneficial as they would continue to receive the necessary benefits that cell phones provide while also being able to stay in contact with family, friends and emergency services.