Technology: Digital Transformation… For Whom? – Egidio Serpa

What the dear audience will read in this column next has been well prepared by Professor Mauro Oliveira, of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE).

It deals with an increasingly exciting issue, the issue of digital transformation in a world of poverty, at a time when the entire world, including ours in Ceará and the Northeast, is still recovering from the knockout blow of the pandemic, and at the same time, feeling the blows of the startling new war in Europe . Happy reading and good thinking. In the words of Mauro Oliveira:

“Digital transformation does not take place inside the treasury! I urged this sentence recently, on the shores of Lake Clube Yachting, in an interview by the poet and artist Totonho LaProvitera!

“I immediately remembered a conversation with the late Chico Bellas, in the 1990s, when we were installing the second location of a newspaper in Brazil in Diario do Nordest.

Bellas warned, even in the last century, when the internet was a Volkswagen, that it could become the Ferrari of social inequality.

“Regardless of ideologies (or not), the truth is that in this movie that depicts the good guys on a daily basis, the internet was a double factor, playing ‘hard’ in underdeveloped countries with commodity-based economies and endorsing the high-altitude technology conglomerates. Their tiny electronic rapadura plants at the price of (thousands of) bananas, for the greater good of the nation… theirs.

The ‘ambiance’ is now digitized, as if not initiated in the aftermath of the war by the form (still valid today on our notebooks) of the great Von Neumann upon execution of the machine of genius Alan Turing, outlined on a napkin, after a double bourbon Homophobia, hidden in the shadows of some London pub.

“Digital transformation presents itself, therefore, as quiet as a blind man in a cult shooting of Dataism by Yuval Harari, this insane surrender of our ‘power’ to Google, Waze, and the digital exchange.

“In this Harare world, who has an eye, a computer, and a broadband is dating the King’s daughter!

“In this context, the digital abyss that has significantly deepened in some countries the prevailing social ‘apartheid’ calling into question the wisdom of our sane path is troubling. Only one click away in Africa and its urban slums.

“The dialectic with which technology lends itself is not a privilege of the Internet, as Oppenheimer demonstrated to us in spite of Einstein. It would be no different with the new mantra of digital transformation. That is why, sir, we pay attention when we see public policies for digital transformation announced with unconscious conservative artistic views. Kant’s principle of human dignity.

“Light at the end of the tunnel comes alive from Celio Fernando, executive secretary of the Ciara Government of Ceará, responsible for the expression that led to the state’s energy transition ordinance.

Celio Fernando says the Ceará government is preparing for a digital government in two ways: the main one, service to the citizen, and the second, service and integration into the citizen support structure (secretariats, agencies and directly and indirectly linked to the administration).

Fernando advocates promoting a culture of digital transformation and application foundations for the benefit of organized civil society, from digital illiteracy to shifting to formal employment on digital platforms.

She also says: “It is important to put, in the first place, the majority of the population who will participate in digital transformation and who will never understand the technologies involved in transportation and infrastructure in general, in education, public health and safety and in all activities of human life, animals and plants, which are subject from now on Onward for digital transformation, including the challenges and implications of climate change.”

“In the meantime, Iracema Digital is building a ‘draft’ (drawing, draft, project) with proposals with a view to collaborating with the digital transformation decree currently underway in the government.

To this end, Iiarecma Digital conducted a public consultation with participants and partners. Its president, Ricardo Lippmann, reinforces the thesis that the main objective of the decree should be to “reduce social inequalities through digital transformation.”

Reducing the cost of governments, increasing the quality of services to citizens, improving education, health, social services, employment, public transparency, environment, and security are the goals of citizen digital transformation.

“If it’s not like that, there’s no need,” Lipman says.

This draft, collaborative with the Digital Transformation Decree, will be handed over to Governor Isolda Schilla, which represents the sense of civil society that is willing to participate and, therefore, bears joint responsibility for public policies.”

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