Negative Effect of Technology on Small Countries

By Kamini Kandica Abdool
Discussing technology is important to me, important enough to get the right information and easy alternatives.  I know for a fact that it is not always available and not always essential.  Some communities can prosper without because they’re ideals are different, the cost of living is high and their income is low and most times, their needs do not requires such high end needs.  Who are they?  They are the farmers, the villagers, the craftsmen that still have a trade, aprentices and opportunities for their trade.
Technology is in most cases a measure for economic growth, popularity and new ventures for small and large countries.  It brings to cities in Africa, Asia, and South America big business enterprise and the promise of trading and economic opportunities for the country and its population.  The difficulty in this perspective lies in the evidence that the economy suffers, the countries becomes more debted and trading becomes more importing than exporting. Many people, those interested in financial growth especially depend on technology or at least communication through them to manage businesses and prospect countries large and small for possible new ventures veering towards capitalistic transformation.
The means by which technology is integrated into these countries is one that at times comes with the pending costs of Democracy and possibilities for banking and industrial movement o their country.  To some this is a generous contrbution to countries by businesses but if you take a closer look, you’ll see that the change is so dramatic at times that the promises make at not fulfilled but depreciate the just the objectives but the value of the countries economy as well.
The serious business here is really serious, especially for countries where the goverments want progress and more technology. Why?
The meaning of the movement is contradictory in a sense that the beginning of capitalistic ideals bring industry, new residents, and taxes.  This minimizes the natural resources for the nationl population, depletes the workforce of employment opportunities, increases cost of living, increases administrative costs, machinery, and decreases the earnings of the country by decreasing export opportunities.  When discussing technology are we discussing the industrial type or the computer type?  Technology as a whole is incorporated by both.  Industrial work such as oil drilling or car building requires computerized technology.
Farmers is countries like Somalia, Nigeria, even Democratic ones like Botswanaa nd Maurutia need better land and water suppy before they can think about technology.  Some may think that moving the technology to build a dam will make a drasti change, but who gives a damn when it doesn’t provide for ten to twenty more years and the rivers are not big enough in those regions to facilitate such structures.  Growth in these and other parts of the world depend more on the changing ways of the population, the income potential and deficiency versus cost of living based on a comfortable, welfare declared level.
Politics, government administration and grassroots are other influences but many times the monetary gains for the administration show little progress and less than appropriate donations to the communities.  Monies that are borrowed and trade agreements that furnish larger than usual, exports are the promise at times with such big tech movements but the adverse is that the population becomes more urban with populations that diminish the methods of providing for better living conditions for the oiginal population.
Technology can be a good thing buut can also be the two-faced bandit that inflicts problems for all invlved.  Borrowing and lending, moving and moving, changing progress and losing prospectus is always happening but the effects for the developed country and the underdeveloped are negative when plans to progress fail, increase costs, taxes, and deficits while providing small money for big businesses and no opportunity for the population.
Altogether a  lose, lose, lose…..
Back off for a minute of the tech thing, the most important objective and the one I feel like most people ignore is the one where powere depreciates and integrity comes in.  Wise decision making is technology wise enough to say, “Hey, I’m not a good fit here.  Let me change my course.”


About kaminikandicaabdool

BA in Sociology - Temple University - December 2009 Microsoft Small Business Certificate - 2006 Current Endeavors - Volunteer at the World Tribute Center; Employee at Home Depot and Path Mark Against ANY KIND of terrorism, I don't smoke and I don't use non-prescription narcotics just the regular over-the-counter kind!!!!
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4 Responses to Negative Effect of Technology on Small Countries

  1. The reciprocal effects of technology and economy are as such reciprocal. Especially in underdeveloped countries, Why? Because technology costs money to buy, money to implement and money to sell. The cost is money, money that is necessary to rebuild the economy is bad times and help progress the economy in good times.

    Less money = more debt; borrowing debt + current debt+ interest= deficit. Current Third world countries and underdeveloped countries are in this predicament. More Technology = Less money + Deficit + Income? (uncertain income)

    Fact is that comfort in these countries is more important than technology and to educate the population on how to improve their resources, lifestyles and communities is more beneficial for them, their communities and government and the additional gain is not reducing the deficit interest, or imports but, is the opportunity to borrow less for the future.

    Over time the projected income might or might not increase but the deficit will be less than projection proposing opportunities to pay off debt and showing positive credit. The Deficit is like, one big credit card billlll……

    • Ooopps….. forget to tell the reciprocal of less money for technology. Without money, it’s difficult to invest in up too date or better technology. For the purpose needed, computer are not necessary in large numbers in Third World and undeveloped countries. The needs are more for communication with family overseas and school work like typing and arithmetic.

      To be consistent, it is a must to understand that technology is not only referring to computers but to industrial movements, big business enterprise, and trendy imports such as sports cars, and motorbikes that the terrain cannot accommodate.

  2. Mee Mazin says:

    Great story over again. I am looking forward for your next post:)

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