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IT for global social justice in the developing nations
Can information technology bring about social justice in the developing nations under the current global scenario?
Saket Sarraf
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IT for global social justice in the developing nations
One have to understand that an IT is a tool for living. Either we make it for our beterment, or worst. The question now is ourselves.
Amierul Hamzah Puat Nelson
IT for global social justice in the developing nations
IT can bring about social justice if issues are narrowed down, and put up for discussion in a place like this. A solution implemented in one place can be replicated elsewhere because of IT. (What specifically do you mean by social justice?)
Shellina Quillmann
IT for global social justice in the developing nations
Well I believe they first have to have equal accessibility to IT so as to have equal chances and social justice, which is not the case, as well as the many other priorities on the developing world agendas, that if not wisely embedded with this new technology will cause many other negative impacts.
Shifa Zghoul Haddad
IT for global social justice in the developing nations
IT is like the air we breath any more, EVERY ONE must have access to email....and to the internet....for the sake of social justice...?
Shellina Quillmann
IT for global social justice in the developing nations
Let me first suppose that social justice could be achieved - partially - if more access to employment is becoming available, and if competition for access to urban services is becoming less. If that proposition is true, then just imagine that the use of information technology in developing countries is expanded to reach the country side. Then imagine that this could bring about a reversal of migration from being 'rural-to-urban' to being 'urban-to-rural'. Imagine 'teleworking' and its possible effect on that migration reversal scenario. I think then a lot of improvement in the status of social justice in a given developing country could be achieved. That was just an example. I believe that ICTs could, and should, be utilized in developing countries as a solution to many chronic urban problems, that conventional solutions have already proven their failure to tackle... including 'social justice'. I also believe that developing countries are in a more urgent need to adopt ICTs than developed countries. So far, this is just a vision... practice and implementation of demonstration projects are the only means to let us prove or disprove that vision. However, we planners and architects have a major responsibility to make that vision come true... and become a reality.
Ayman Daef
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