What role is technology playing in its creation?
One Nation, one revolution. We’re living through a revolution, a technological revolution. Is it an agent to unite the nation or will it cause division?
The technological revolution is moving forward at a startling rate. One year’s change in today’s world is the same as seven in the old world. Without technology the nation would literally fall apart.
The recent failure of a small part of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s IT system caused chaos.
In this country 11million text messages are sent every hour, fifteen years ago Short Message Service (SMS) didn’t exist. So we’re being united by texting like never before, yet being divided by talking less. Families may be gathering round the table more than ever yet they probably all have their iPhones in hand texting away to each other.
But, increasing evidence is pointing towards One Nation being created not by technology alone but by how it’s used.
The late Steve Jobs of Apple hit the nail on the head when he said, “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them the tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them”
Surely thousands of people doing wonderful things is what One Nation is all about?