@soundmoney
9 months ago

Can technology eliminate poverty? If yes, how? If not, why not?

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Yes, for sure!

Technological Solutions to Poverty

1. Mobile banking

2. Mobile health care

3. Access to clean water

4. Improve farming techniques

5. Increase access to education

6. Better waste management

7. Empowering through information

8. Improved transportation

9. Disaster relief and management

10. Sustainable energy
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Eliminate ? No !

As the latest tech will not reach to poor easily. No matter how hard we try there will be corrupted people inbetween.

Technology can definitely make their lives easier a bit,but I don't think it can eliminate it completely.
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Yes here are some ways it does


Technological Solutions to Poverty
 
1. Mobile banking
Mobile banking offers the poor access to banking without transaction costs and without the need for a traditional, physical bank.
Furthermore, mobile banking makes direct cash transfer programs for aid organizations easier and more efficient.

2. Mobile health care
Cell phones offer access to medical information otherwise inaccessible to impoverished people. A recent Ghanaian project, for instance, targets pregnant women who lack access to information on how to promote healthy fetal development, reports the Research Council of Norway. Mothers receive weekly, automated messages designed to help counterbalance superstition and pregnancy-related myths.


3. Access to clean water
Globally, more than 748 million people do not have access to clean water and more than 2.5 billion people have inadequate access to sanitation. More than 1,400 children die every day of diarrhea caused by unsafe water and improper sanitation. WaterAid, an organization dedicated to providing access to safe water and sanitation, writes that access to safe water would not only slow such diseases, but would also return an average of $4 of increased productivity per dollar invested.


4. Improve farming techniques
Most of the 1.4 billion people who live on less than $1.25 per day rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, according to the United Nations. Technological advances in agriculture, from better plowing techniques to rice adapted from saltier water, can reduce hunger for millions.


5. Increase access to education
Many children, especially disadvantaged girls, in rural areas have limited access to education. And many of the schools that rural children can attend struggle with poor-quality teachers and limited resources. But new technology like solar-powered computers and projectors allow students to participate in real-time, interactive lessons with quality teachers.

6. Better waste management
The ever-increasing urbanization in many cities of developing countries, such as Nairobi, Kenya, has overburdened solid waste management facilities and created littering problems. From recycling plastics to managing human waste, technology has the potential to transform the life of the urban poor.

7. Empowering through information
By 2015, it’s possible that everyone in the world will have access to a cell phone. The United Nation reports that more people in the world have access to cellphones than justice or legal services. Currently, more than 5.4 billion people have mobile phone subscriptions. Since mobile phones require only basic literacy, phones offer almost everyone in the entire world access to information and the opportunity to make their voices heard.

8. Improved transportation
Especially for the poor living in villages miles away from large towns, trips to town for water and food can take hours. Often, in medical emergencies, they cannot make it to hospitals in time. Many villagers that have bicycles cannot use them to transport the ill. Practical Action works with villagers to build bicycle trailers to transport up to 200 kilograms of water, food or passengers.


9. Disaster relief and management
Natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes affect the rural poor most, as they often have no idea anything is happening. Using mobile phones to alert them of impending disaster can give them enough time to flee to safety. Bangladesh, one of the most at risk countries in the world for natural disasters, has implemented a mobile alert system in an attempt to save lives.


10. Sustainable energy
Access to energy enables people to work their way out of poverty, access education and improve their own health. New technologies, such as solar and hydro power, can provide access to energy without building expensive power plants. Even simple technological advances, like fire-less cookers that rely on stored heat, can save the poor money and time.



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It is possible, as long as everyone has access to that technology and in addition that people are in disposition and ability to use ... for example, you can create applications that generate payments for performing tasks ... and that accumulated income allows buy food, goods and services ..
Although it is obviously complicated, I think it can be applied ...
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Technology can eliminate poverty only if its affordable .

Poor People need some source of income to eliminate their poverty. For that they need better tools that are productive and cheap to purchase .
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Technology, no matter how well designed is only a magnifier of human intent and capacity. It is not a substitute.
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Temporary - Yes
Permanently- No
Corruption and greediness.
If the technology is available, it alleviate not eliminate poverty.

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Could technology eliminate poverty ? Sure, but do i think that people will ever let that happen? 100% no unfortunately. i think people are too selfish and greedy to let this happen.
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Secondly, technology will enable social entrepreneurship in a way and scale previously not imagined. The differentiating philosophy of social capitalism is "take ..
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If technology can eliminate poverty, because when used properly, it will serve to give you just a little of what you need to live.
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