Amer Zeb 11G

Positive and negative effects of ICT in view of its social, economic, legal and moral implications.

The communication system in the world is essential to modern day life. This may include mobile phones or normal household phones, which instantly allow someone to hear another persons voice from anywhere around the world, after you code in the required phone number. This saves a great deal of hassle, time and money as there no need to actually visit the person speaking. Furthermore, a mobile phone, performing the same tasks can be used, which can be taken anywhere and is wireless. Also with the mobile phone, instead of talking to another person, messages could be sent known as ‘text’ or ‘SMS’ to whomever, and this will save more money and time.


Similarly the modern day internet- with the e-mail system, could be used, to anyone or any company around the world who also posses e-mail addresses. Again, the communication is super fast and better than mobile phone text, the information is free, easier and more of it can be sent across the world.


However, these can only be accessed by individuals and companies who have the means of accessing these technologies. As these technologies are relatively expensive to own, these are mainly accessible to the industrialized and MEDC (most economical developed country) countries. These countries use various forms and resources in order to use these systems effectively. In other word, countries that are in the developing/third world simply do not have the financial resources to apply these systems. Furthermore, in the ‘extreme’ places of the world, due to various hazardous weather systems these technologies cannot be used.

Another disadvantage of using these systems is the various health problems they use. Usage of the computer and to communicate via e-mail can take long to accomplish. Usage of this method of communication, along with text messages can cause eye, neck strain or even back strain, as well as a host of other problems. Using the mobile phone, although not posing a significant health risk can cost a lot of money, especially when calling or extreme circumstances.

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These, obviously come into vital use for Howard Health centre. Firstly these different methods of communication can and will be used in this company. Weather through the internet, ‘txt’ message or simply talking over the mobile phone, will all come into action. This replaces the need of counting on ‘snail mail’ which has many disadvantages, such as the speed, consistency and the risk of  life or death matter.  


ICT in the community

ICT, as it’s now a world wide business, also has its effects on the everyday ...

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