The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks – upon which we people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics – is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age.
The coming up of Digitalization in Bharat has transformed the face of the nation. The imprints of this tech-world can be traced from the kitchens of rural households to the air conditioned cabins of MNC’s. Everyone and everything has come to a face to face combat with this advancement in accessibility.
In this digital age, there is no place to hide behind public relations people. This digital age requires leaders to be visible and authentic and to be able to communicate the decisions they’ve made and why they’ve made them, to be able to acknowledge when they’ve made a mistake and to move forward, to engage in the debate.
Even in democratic society, we don’t have good answers as to how to balance the need for security on one hand and the protection of freedom of speech on the other in our digital networks.
Here, i would like to quote Mr.Arvind Adiga, who once said, “Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly ‘clean’ politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.”
. We live in an age where there is a fire-hose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are?
Digital time does not flow; it flicks. Like any binary, discrete decision, it is either here or there. In contrast to our experience of the passing of time, digital time is always in the now, or in no time. It is still. Poised.
A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.
I grew up in a physical world, and I speak both Hindi and English. The next generation is growing up in a digital world, and they speak social.
India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system. The segregation of Bharat and India will not help. Actual efforts towards it will do.
Digitalization of Bharat is not meant for us to mask over the glitches in society with the fancy and vibrant display of development. Time is to face the flaws and make plans to make situations better !