” Who can Win the Race to Tech 2. 0 in India – PM Modi or Delhi CM Kejriwal ? Part II ” – India centric, March 2015.
The new age era of this millennium has transformed the epicenter of growth towards tech advancements/breakthroughs encompassing every sector of the economy.
We have all witnessed the PC wave of the 1990s; Internet wave of the 2000s; and witnessing the mobile wave of the 2010s. Everyone is aware that tech advances start making big impacts in niche sectors with specializations now just as Education and Health turned to a wide range of specializations within itself.
We are now sitting on the threshold of such a niche segment that has the potential to define a ‘leader’s accomplishment’ nationally, regionally, and locally in the state(s). It centers around Universal Knowledge Acquisition through Information and the tool is “ WiFi – Anytime, Anywhere, for Anyone access to Internet “.
One may live without food; One may live without family members or even a home; but one cannot live without ” Internet Access ” in this new age. It is now an essential part of our lives. Anytime, anywhere access to Internet is becoming the reality. The immense potential that it has in terms of knowledge gain, speedy communication result in higher productivity and quick decisions.
Internet access points in hotels, airports, cafes, and libraries and many other public offices are becoming common. One has only to look for a “wireless” sign and proceed with whatever one wants to do.
In cities WiFi access points need to be established enabling computers/laptops and even mobiles to get connected to it once they are fixed with compatible WiFi wireless internet access cards and the signal is strong enough to receive the connection. It will only be time when people will have internet on the move. Demand for mobile broadband internet access is almost doubling every year globally. This will be the next ‘GAME CHANGER’ awaiting to be harnessed.
The ‘Tech 2. 0 in India ‘ I mentioned in the title of the article refers to this ‘Game Changer’.
PM Modi and Delhi CM Kejriwal have shown their penchant for ‘Digital Platform Service’ and easy access to WiFi with internet on the go.
This technology and the accompanying benefits fit the “Three” criteria I enumerated in the beginning of my article ( Part I ) to credit oneself with ” SIGNATURE ACCOMPLISHMENT “. Successful implementation, however, is not without hurdles.
Will PM Modi or Delhi CM Kejriwal go the whole hog to get their names etched in the history of India alongside others mentioned earlier.
Anyone who scores high on this Tech 2. 0 will be next only to our late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s accomplishment of his term marked by ushering in of the Computer Revolution – Tech 1. 0 – along with necessary infrastructure in the tech front.
“Signature Accomplishment” is a defining characteristic of world leaders marking their terms with ‘crown jewels’ in history.
(a) US President, Barack Obama’s “Affordable Health Care “; (b) Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel’s ( Most powerful woman in the world, Forbes May 28, 2014 ) ” Management of Financial Crisis at European and International Level “; (c) Australian PM, Tony Abbot’s efforts to make ” Lives of women easier by Tax structure adjustments “; (d) UK PM, David Cameron’s ” Marriage Equality ( LGBT Equality ) ” are some worthy of mention in this context. David Cameron has even made a case for an Indian origin Individual to be the UK PM in the foreseeable future !
Both PM Modi and Delhi CM Kejriwal have time, power, and resources on hand to accomplish.
Who will win the race and whether they will make a sincere and serious attempt is what will be crossing the minds of eager believers. If freebies and other routine stuff take centerstage and principles get damned they may lose out on their track record and never will they be satisfied with themselves.
” Dieu avec nous “
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 10. 39 p.m. ( IST )
Tidbit : ” Most of those who would like to move mountains don’t like to practice on the little hills.”