( Impact of ICT on Social Life )Like everything else, information and technology have both positive and negative effects. In fact, whether it is positive or negative, the responsibility falls entirely on the user. If people use it well, it will have a good effect on social life, and if it is used for evil purposes, it will have a bad effect.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have had a profound impact on social life in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue in the coming years. In 2023, the impact of ICT on social life is likely to be even more significant, as new technologies and platforms continue to emerge and become more widespread.
One of the main ways that ICT has impacted social life is through the proliferation of social media and other online platforms. In 2023, it is likely that social media and other online platforms will continue to be central to how people communicate, connect, and interact with each other.
In particular, the use of social media and other online platforms is likely to increase as more people around the world gain access to the internet. This will enable people to connect with friends and family members who live far away, as well as to meet new people and form online communities and networks.
The use of social media and other online platforms is also likely to continue to change the way that people consume and share information. In 2023, it is likely that people will rely even more on social media and other online platforms to stay informed about news, events, and other developments, and to share their thoughts and opinions with others.
In addition to social media and other online platforms, the use of ICT is also likely to continue to have a significant impact on other aspects of social life in 2023. For example, the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies is expected to become more widespread, enabling people to experience
1. Positive effect
Fifteen / twenty years ago, the information and communication system was very stagnant and limited. After two or three months of sending letters from one country to another, the letter would reach the address.
The only means of communication was the telephone. There was no way to know where the country was going until the newspapers came. No news was broadcast live on radio or television, so there was no way to know the details of the incident or what was going on with it.
The world is much faster now than it was then. Now it is safe to say that the letter is almost gone. Email, fax, etc. have taken its place. Instead of waiting for hours, information is now reaching the second.
Using mobile phones, it is very easy to make calls from almost any part of the world. Not only this, with the help of SMS, video conferencing, etc.
it is now possible to send messages or talk while watching live pictures. If the mobile phone has an internet connection then the whole world is in the hands of the user.
From taking out a map of an unknown city to taking a drug, you can know the side effects of using any medicine, just by using the internet on a mobile phone, standing anywhere, anytime.
The use of the Internet has made people’s lives unusually fast. The Internet is bringing all the news from all over the world to the fore right now. At the same time, it is possible to spread information among people all over the world.
It is possible to keep in touch with people from all over the world and to spread the word and information in an instant. Whenever an event happens it is going on the internet, people know immediately before watching television or newspaper.
Newspapers or television news are also regularly updated on the Internet.
Journalism has also changed. There is no longer a long process of taking a picture and printing it out. With the blessings of technology, it is now possible to take a picture and see what the picture looks like and just preload a picture.
In addition, it has become much easier to take pictures with the camera than before, and not only professional photographers but also many people have become interested in taking pictures as a hobby.
As a result, as soon as the incident took place, someone was able to take pictures and capture the evidence and at the same time spread it on social media sites. As a result, a lot of people are aware of the incident. So now you don’t have to rely on newspapers to know the news.
- Technology has reduced the distance in terms of communication
- Infinite information from all over the world is easily in the hands of people
- Having expanded the field of human work
- has made people’s lives easier. The business has made trade easier and faster
- Brought in the fist
- Makes reading tasks easy, fun, and interesting
- Helping to streamline research is easy, fast, and accurate
- has brought the medical system to the doorsteps of the people. Has made the banking system usable and convenient for human use
- 10. Above all, the proper use and application of technology, saving people’s time and greatly reducing the cost of life
- Made it easy.
2. Negative effects
Just as technology has made our daily lives easier, it has also caused us harm in many ways.
- Physical problems: Excessive technology dependence is disrupting normal human life. In childhood and adolescence, Facebook, Twitter, online games, chatting, video conferencing are snatching away the experience of playing sports by making noise in the green field. As a result, at an early age, the body is being affected by all the difficult diseases like obesity, heart disease, the blindness of the eyes.
- Mental Problems: The biggest problem is that being addicted to computers or technology does not lead to mental improvement at all. People become accustomed to being alone, unable to mingle with others, and as a result, are emotionally inferior. Normal mental maturity is often hampered by the fact that all information is freely within reach. Indecent, obscene images and information make people possess a distorted mentality.
- Cheating: The more information people upload about themselves on various social networking sites, the more likely they are to be deceived. The best way to get rid of a person’s personal confidential information is to steal it. Again bank account number, important code, password Etc. Stealing confidential information can easily make a person disappear. There are many examples of people being deceived in various ways by showing greed for money in different mails or sites.
- National and International Security: Maintaining confidentiality of information is essential for national and international security. If one country could steal important information from another, the consequences could be catastrophic. Spy hackers try in many ways to break the top security system of a country and bring out secret information. One of the major causes of political instability around the world is the struggle for information and communication. Aid activities, trade, and commerce of different countries are conducted by thinking about whether one country is ahead of other countries or is lagging behind.
- Social problems: Extensive use of technology creates various social problems. People are wasting their precious time on various social networking sites. A bad habit of using the computer at night is formed which affects his performance, efficiency, and behavior. At the same time, these sites have the opportunity to make free friendships with strangers, which most of the time do not yield any good results. Unnecessary suspicion, unrest in the family, divorce, etc., are the main reasons behind this kind of asset. There is also information about the arrival of foreign culture, eve-teasing, terrorism, theft, robbery, robbery, and other social problems. Communication technology has implications.
3. Impact of information and communication technology in the social life of Bangladesh
In the field of information and communication technology, although our neighboring countries are advancing faster than us, we are not far behind them. The Government of India formulated its ICT policy in 1986, where we got the ICT policy in 2009. Even then the development of our information technology has not stopped.
Our country is now moving forward in all fields including e-governance, e-service e-education to build a digital Bangladesh. 4545 Union Information and Service Centers (UISCs), 319 Municipal Information and Service Centers (PISCs), and 407 City Information and Service Centers have been established under the slogan “Service to the people at the doorstep” (CISC). Each of these e-information service centers has a total of 2 entrepreneurs including 1 male and 1 female.
They have been developed as entrepreneurs through intensive training at the district level so that every entrepreneur has sufficient knowledge of information technology.
According to the Bangladesh National Information Window (http://www.bangladesh.gov.bd), the Union Information and Service Center (UISC) started its journey with the slogan “Service at Doorsteps”.
It has made it possible to create a free flow of information in every sphere of society and state system, where people no longer have to go door to door for services but services are reaching the doorsteps of the people. And can play a far-reaching role in connecting all citizens to modern systems of information flow.
Free flow of information is one of the prerequisites for people’s empowerment. With the establishment of the Union Digital Center, ordinary citizens can now easily, cheaply and hassle-free access to about 70 types of public-private services from UDC.
Getting. About 11.5 crore services have been provided since its inception, and UISC entrepreneurs are earning Rs.
Notable government services of UDC are Land Leaflet, Life Insurance, Rural Electricity Bill Pay, Government Form, Public Examination Results, Online University Admission, Online Birth and Death Registration VGF-VGD List, Citizen Certificate, Citizen Application, Agricultural Information, Health Advice, etc.
Private services include mobile banking, computer training, photography, internet browsing, email, job information, composing, British Council English education visa application and tracking, video conferencing, printing, scanning, photocopying, laminating, etc.
Pictures of some notable services are discussed below.
Providing computer training is one of the most important services of UISC. This initiative is very important for building a technology-based society. At present, 3,73 UDCs are providing low-cost computer training using multimedia projectors.
From November 2010 to March 2014, about 52,000 students received computer training from UDC. Life Insurance Corporation, a state-owned insurance company, has launched life insurance services in 2,6 UDCs across the country to reach out to the rural population.
So far, a total of 36,000 citizens have received the service.
4 Banks (Dutch Bangla Trust, One) to provide banking services to the grassroots who are deprived of banking facilities
Banking and Development) Mobile banking activities are running in 2373 UISCs of the country. About 70 so far
Thousands of citizens have received services. Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board to deliver services to the doorsteps of the people.
(REB) has so far made arrangements to pay rural electricity bills through 726 UDCs.
Telemedicine has been launched from 30 Union Digital Centers with the help of the Department of Health with the aim of bringing health facilities to the doorsteps of the disadvantaged people in rural areas. In addition, there are health camps in more than 500 UDCs.
A poor farmer is being empowered by getting the right information from UDC at the right time; As a result, both his agricultural production and his income are increasing. An ordinary citizen is not in the Upazila or district office
Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. A student from a village can apply for university admission through SMS from his / her own village. A migrant worker is able to learn English using a digital medium.
Even in remote areas, ordinary people can access medical services through video conferencing.
People affected by climate change are able to predict local disasters in just a few seconds. In this way, UDC has made the Union Parishad effective and people’s institution by providing various government information to the rural people.
And UDC Entrepreneur has made Union Digital Center effective. Each center employs two entrepreneurs, a boy, and a girl.
Having a woman entrepreneur has increased the easy access of women to the center. The entrepreneur is an investor, not an employee, and earns his living from the income earned by providing services to the people.
In other words, a total of 9,094 young ICT entrepreneurs have become self-employed in 4,548 centers. Since the information and service center operates on a public-private partnership model, the government, as well as the entrepreneurs, have invested.
Already, a number of entrepreneurs are doing well in the face of extreme adversity, earning more than Rs 50,000 a month by providing a variety of public-private e-services to citizens. Arif, an entrepreneur from Arabpur UDC in Jessore, Nadira, an entrepreneur from Ponabalia UDC in Jhalokati, Josna, an entrepreneur from Nitpur UDC in Naogaon, Moon, an entrepreneur from Sadyapushkarni UDC in Rangpur and Bhangabari UDC from Sirajganj.
The Union Parishad is the oldest local government body in the country, and many movements have struggled to turn it into a strong and effective service organization. But changing local government institutions is a long process and a matter of political culture.
This is not possible overnight. Changes have to be made through a gradual process. At one time people did not use the union council very much. The Union Parishad was occasionally used only for rural arbitration.
The idea of the people was that the Union Parishad was not opened regularly. UDC has changed this perception.
At present, the access of people to the Union Parishad has increased. More than 4 million people are receiving various government-private e-services from UDC every month. The establishment of UDCC in the Union Parishad has multiplied the capacity of the Union Parishad and strengthened the local government system.
Following the successful experience of UISC, 407 Municipal Digital Centers (PDCs) have been set up in 319 municipalities of the country and 406 Urban Digital Centers (CDCs) at the ward level of 11 city corporations.
Today, the entrepreneurs of information and service centers have become self-reliant and are playing a leading role in transforming human beings into resources by providing training on information technology. And it goes without saying that the suffering of the people in any work is no more.
A village farmer never thought. You can apply for land parcels at UISC or PISC of the village union Parishad without going to the district town. Now all the public service centers of the country including Dhaka University are offering e-books to meritorious students of the village without going to Dhaka and sitting in the village.
Filling the university admission form is like a dream come true. This is not a form to be filled, it is a dream come true. Now you don’t have to write the job application by hand. Fill in the online and then download the interview card online.
This is more than what you get. Information and
The service centers are providing more services
- E-book download
- Online market verification of products as well as shopping through e-commerce sites
- On-line welfare trust application
- Online Retirement Benefits Board Application Fill in the online registration form of all education boards
- On-line teacher registration system On-line bill payment system
- On-line visa checking
- Apply for MR Passport online
- Registration for overseas employment online through BMET
- On-line GD at the police station
- Mobile Health Care (Telemedicine)
- On-line application for BSTI license
- Receive all public exam results online
- Purchase train tickets online and via mobile
- Sale of various insurance policies
- Take pictures
- Fill out various forms on-line
- Computer compose
- Video editing
- Mobile servicing and computer servicing
At present, people’s confidence in the Union Parishad has increased a lot, with the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Overall) being the District E-Gov. as the focal point, as a point directly linked to the work of the UDC.
Directly involved in the work of sustainability. The Cabinet Division and the Local Government Department coordinate the work. Of
The Chairman of the Union Parishad has taken all possible initiatives in the promotion of the UDC Steering Committee. The Union Parishad has become a prestigious institution for the common man, Union Parishad Chairman, Secretary members.
Effective and planned steps have been taken to make the use of information technology universal in Bangladesh and the country is now moving forward accordingly. Information technology is constantly taking place in every aspect of our lives. At the same time, it is also playing a role in socio-economic development.
Information technology is a kind of integrated technology, which works through information.
Today the whole world stands on the back of technology. Information technology is one of those technologies. Many countries around the world have experimentally launched telecentres, one-stop services, and information centers, but no country is known to have been able to set up data centers and make the centers public by mobilizing local government bodies simultaneously.
Through the establishment of UDC, public and private services have reached the doorsteps of the people, local government institutions have been strengthened and employment has been created together.