According to a survey some time ago, the number of cell phone users in the year 2000 were around one billion. As as of last year, this percentage has increased fivefold, and this tremendous increase in users is mainly recorded in the underdeveloped countries. There was this time when only some members of the elite class had access to this luxury. Now every other kid has a cell phone. From a thirteen year old to a ninety year old, life is unimaginable without a cell- or smart-phone.
Mobile phone companies are benefiting hugely from this sudden boom in business. This upswing of cell phones has led the poor countries to generate revenue. It has made their lives faster and easier, making businesses more successful and more efficient.
But where will it all go?
That’s what I’m wondering lately.
Will computers and automated communication ultimately make human life redundant?
It may sound strange, but over time, I believe it will.
And although we will still be here, I have no idea what we will we be doing.
The way of doing business has dramatically changed – thanks to the rapidly evolving and progressing communications media platforms. Plus, innovations are of course ongoing as we speak. It looks like humanity is as insatiable as ever. In the past, meeting and conferences would only take place in cold conference rooms.
Now, you can easily conduct team meetings and online conferences using the many web-based platforms available today; including some free VOIP platforms. Besides, most businesses have largely benefitted from the big savings they can make by simply using free VOIP data or conducting seminars, trainings and more in a paperless environment. The amount of time too that you can save using such online communication tools is just tremendous.
Change, and even more change
Amidst these many types of online interfaces that we can now use and apply, you can only expect for further technological innovations that will be coming out very soon. Platforms such as videos, Voice-over-internet-protocol, social networking, online marketing, and cloud-computing technology, will just continue to amaze us at how powerful the so-called Internet technology can do for the modern man.
Bottom line is there’s no way but up for technology. With the rate of progress that it is now showing, we are very sure that there will be more communications devices and interfaces that will crop up to serve what the modern population demands.
As you can read in The succes of microloans, the fruits of these programs are now beginning to blossom.
The poor who were suffering greatly and were deprived off their basic human rights like food, shelter and clothing can now provide for themselves. Before, they were suffering from mal-nutrition and other vitamin deficiencies, the children in Africa were dying of hunger because their families couldn’t make both ends meet.
Of course, these things still happen, but microloans have given many families a better life. They now earn enough to afford three meals a day, cover their bodies with adequate clothing and shelter themselves under a roof.
These loans are issued to people who are in desperate need of money, those who were losing the race to survival. And what’s new, microloans are even given out to women who want to start small at-home industries and play their part in supporting the family.
Everybody can now start a business or make the already existing ones flourish. A farmer may use the money to buy new tools, a fruit vendor might use it to buy a permanent shop. In one way or the other, these loans are helping those in need, world wide.
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Micro financing is a relatively new act of providing loans to those in need. Generally for entrepreneurial reasons, these loans are provided to help boost a country’s economy and generate revenue. They help those who are talented and in need of work, those who want to work and earn a living for themselves but do not have the right resources.
The amount of money given is generally less than $200. Many people in South America, Africa (Kenya and South Africa are both good examples), Asia (think Philippines) have better hope for survival today just because of these microloans. They lacked capital and advice to find a way of earning a decent living, but now people have opened up their own small businesses like fruit stalls, barber shops, and other small revenue generating jobs.
This initiative is taken by the governments to uplift the spirit of the poor and give them hope, and it has proven to be a great succes.
Obviously, we highly welcome initiatives like this. Which is why we created this post; as a well meant bravo to the governments of these countries.
Keep it up!