Internet becomes a part of our day to day life. Now a day’s everybody is depending internet for all purposes including searching info, maps, knowledge basis etc. That doesn’t mean that right for Internet?. We cannot compare Internet rights with right to live or right food. Internet have both advantages and drawbacks, recently we had read the suspension of 13 year school girl for making bad comment about her class teacher through face book. If the kid is tell in such a way that it’s her right and then what’s the world will go to some other extend.
Thank you for the article. Am opininon that internet is transforming people's lifestyle - creating loads of opportunities; jobs, social networking and etc.
Finland ranked most knowledge economy in the world alongside Japan. Infact technology contribution to the country economy cannot be under-estimated. For instance Nokia is contributing 1/3 to the country's GPD and i presumed due to huge technology contribution to the nation has lead to broadband be legislated for every home.
If all other countries of the world should adopt or follow similar step am opininon that benefits will far outweigh its unforsee problems.
That is the kind of thinking and association we have to have in order to understad how come the Internet can become a human/legal right.
It's not the Internet as the Internet per-se that is in question at the time of considering as a human right. It is what it has become. It is what it represents. It is the kind of tool and how many previous human rights it serves, education being a fundamental one.
There is no doubt that in the last decade or so the Internet has become the essential part of our lives. But I would not like to make it a Human right. Human right has to be something more basic and more generic like Food, Shelter, & Education. Instead of adding Internet as a human right, I would recommend the Communication as a more generic human right. In this century the communication has assumed a greater importance as we all on this planet need to be able to communicate to each other. This communication does not necessarily mean the Internet, but it can be many differnet ways - physical communication ( by transport infrastructure ) , Audio communication ( through the telecom infrastructure) and lastly the digital voice,data and video communication ( through internet or other such digital infrastucture).
That sounds like a slippery argument. We all know that 'education' is a broad term. I can learn about alot of stuff online that is not deemed sutiable by traditional learning establishments. But I do see your point, especially since most institutions and even libraries have Internet access as their crux to the outside world (we all know no one uses encyclopeidas anymore...).
yes I feel the same way as yourself, the internet is not a human right, the same way that Radio and the phone system is not a human right.
The Data communication systems are just infrastructure and at some time in the future the internet will either evolve or be replaced with something else(every other communication technology has also been through this process,the way that horse delivery riders were replaced by mail, which in turn was replaced by the telegraph system & telephone, etc)
All these systems were merely infrastructure used to transfer data, exactly the same role the internet provides today.
Even if we look at the internet from an 'educational' point of view, it is still not being fully utilized and this is despite all the enabling technology, I cannot for example take a walk in the countryside, find something interesting , then join an educational class to give instruction on/about what I have found (a sort of personalized tuition system).
Before we make any sort of headway on this, there needs to be something along the lines of ' open Source' teaching materials, where complete courses of VALIDATED tuition are available for free and being continually improved the same way that open source code is being produced, currently teaching methodology is a complete mess and usually provided by systems that have seen little improvement for several hundred years.
Viable and validated teaching/learning needs to be available 24*7 in a format that can be delivered on site or in the field, and yet tailored for each individual whilst remaining within a formal framework. It is well within the realms of possibility but it requires a concerted effort to pull it all together.
For example Instead of abusing people's privacy with 'facial recognition', provide such a system for insect/flower or biological sample recognition, but I would guess that it is not possible to make money from a project for the common good of man rather than the abuse of minors.
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