The Pros And Cons Of Technology

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We are living in a rapidly developing high-tech world, where technology is a yardstick for a country’s social or economic development. Countries that have invested sufficiently in promoting emerging technologies over the past decade are the ones that have developed successfully. If we may look at the US, western countries, even in Asia like China, Malaysia, Japan and India are booming in the technology industry.

In comparison, Pakistan lags development due to being underdeveloped in the technology sector because of political and democratic interests. We have a polarized democracy, inefficient governance system, overall poor human development conditions, less educational opportunities and state does not prioritize to scale up new technologies due to which it has been hindered to move forward, which in turn has not allowed the society to exploit the potential in the society and move towards the path of prosperity.

However, it is a common perception that if more machines replace human beings at work, then the jobs would be destroyed and what will people do? But in actual, it is not the case. Technology creates new jobs in the industries such as IT development, hardware manufacturing, app creation, IT systems management and etc. One of the study by MacKinsey’s in 2011 found that internet destroyed 500,000 jobs in France but on
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