Paradox of Technology in Public Order and Safety

A cop standing on the roadWith a click of a button, one can access information on a person or an event easily. You can browse social media for a person’s past and current activities. Its private messaging has never been dull with today’s emotion-backed features.

Safety and order are easily achieved through prevention and resolution of crimes as supported by dozens of CCTV. Conversely, you can procure government documents in minutes. One example is the national policy history check or NPHC check, which is commonly an employment requirement.

Heavy Reliance on Technology

All persons depend on technology. Older persons who forget the birthdays of their siblings get reminders from their social media accounts. Industries rely heavily on technology for the manufacturing of their products.

Also, companies engaged in consulting rely on programs designed to generate reports in minutes. Meanwhile, the criminal of the town records the routine collected from activities of the victim’s account.

Even the dirty cop, often regarded as an adult’s bogeyman, uses his power to accommodate a wide margin of discretion by tampering official documents as recorded in a paperless system.

Some solutions

You can teach people caution in dealing with technology today. Most failsafe systems are already integrated into today’s technology. Some of these are as follows:

One, passwords should be a combination of alphanumeric values and symbols but still be easily remembered. Two, persons should watch out for phishing sites by checking the web address.

And three, when accessing official documents, an undeletable record of whose account added, deleted, or requested information should be in the notes of the program.

While the presence of the system keeps criminals inside locked rooms, persons should also contribute to it by reporting the occurrence of crimes. However, some persons do not report it due to cultural expectations, misplaced loyalties, or misguided causes.

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Even technology cannot save a person who turns a blind eye towards crime.