Tuesday, November 30, 2010

(#3) Earth to ICT: "Help!"

I love Wall-E. If you haven’t seen this awesome movie, I highly recommend it. (“,) It’s well worth 1 hour, 37 minutes and 55 seconds of your time because of its relevance and usefulness in our class (ICT, law and policy) ^_^ For those interested, I have a copy (for research purposes Ü ). I never get tired of watching it over and over (…again for academic purposes Ü).

It’s a thought-provoking, inspiring, and entertaining computer-animated fun sci-fi film that makes viewers conscious of so many important lessons about a very advanced (ICT-wise) world, as well as its effects to human beings and our surroundings.

One such realization is the need to use ICT not only as a means to better our life economically but also to help our environment recover from degradation. Beyond its utilization in business, governments must make policies to ensure that ICT will play a significant role in addressing our pressing environmental concerns.

As an aside, I can relate to the scenes where people only interact virtually (i.e. not personally anymore) because I experience it in our office where we communicate through chat, complete with emoticons, instead of talking to each other, even if we’re in the same (small) room.

Perhaps, it’s because of this sense of detachment to the real world which contributes to our worsening environmental problems. On the other hand, ICT can also be an essential tool to help solve the same problems by active public awareness campaigns because ICT is very effective in information dissemination. But more than just telling people what the problems are, ICT must be used to mobilize active participation from all sectors of society because we are all stakeholders in the survival of our planet. People must be given specific instructions to be followed, and concrete action plans to be implemented.

Entry # 3

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