Technology vs Intentions

Posted by Nova | Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saturday evening, I visited one of my friend's cyber cafe. I showed off my new Nokia N78. He added that he has pampered himself with Nokia E62. Started boasting about the features and added the best thing is that it doesn't have a camera hence he can take it to office. Due to security concerns, some organisations do not allow handsets with camera.

Some people have misused technology to leak confidential information. What would be the percentage of such people - less than a percent. But the discomfort has to be bourne by all.

But the question that arises here is who was wrong - the camera enabled handset or that person's intentions. Technology can never be wrong as it is a boon to ease our life. The inventor/innovator had created the device for good use but some people misuse it and the majority gets deprived of the vast number of benefits that can be reaped from technology.

For some time, let us imagine that camera enabled handsets do not exist. If someone wanted to do data-theft, could have easily used some other means; example - the most commonly practiced malpractices during exams.

This does show that technology was not guilty but merely a scapegoat. The other thing that comes into light is that human mind keeps on finding ways. "Necessity is the mother of all inventions/innovations."

  1. shivani August 18, 2008 at 10:18 PM  

    Surprisingly, this is coming from someone who is heavily in hacking and stuff :D
    Good thouht otherwise :)

  2. Nova August 18, 2008 at 10:49 PM  

    Yes, but majority of times I am trying to reinforce the technology that was barred because of someone misjudging others intentions.