Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Next Frontier

As we have discussed many amazing things throughout this semester, it makes me wonder what the next step will be. Indeed the hardest step to take is the first step. Since information and communication technology has already taken the first step years ago, we continue to reap the benefits even up to this very day. As very well noted, law has been, as always, trying to catch up but fails to do so. Perhaps, an international agreement might be the answer or maybe we can find the answer in the implementing rules and regulations.

Information is crucial in our time and age. Before, we couldn’t care less with what happens on the other side of the world. Now, we just want to know everything that goes on in the world. I don’t know if we indeed developed that trait because of the internet.

Technology is quick developing. Yesterday’s high-end model is today’s entry-level model. Everything changes so fast. We also noted in class discussions how criminals use technology to their advantage.

Anyway, my point is that we normally think that technology has reached its limitations. It is true. For example, we realize that computer processors are not just all about megahertz and that cameras are not just about megapixels. There are many ways in which technology can sidestep its inherent physical limitations. In the same way, the law should also be like that. We know how lawmaking works in the Philippines. It is not easy to have a bill passed. There is politics involved. What then should we do? We should then work to create a law which can stand the test of time. Only in that way can we make sure that even with the advancement of technology, the law is still here to help us and to protect us in case the need for it arises.

Even as we finish this course, as we have learned so many lessons, the evolution of Information and Communication Technology will continue to live on and will even continue even after we are gone from this world. What seems to be the end of the current technology is actually just the next frontier that we are all looking forward to.

ENTRY # 16

John Joseph S. Parco

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