­man’s body was lying here in front of me, behind the old fontain.
It was the body of James Wilson, a 30-year-old man. On his back he
had many scratches as if someone had dragged him for a long time on
the ground. He had three bullets in his body, one in the head
Expectation Paper 3
Opening Speech 5
The privatisation of war
“The Promise of Technology: Creating Enabling Environments”
What is technology now? It’s hope.
Hope for a new, better life, for accessible and effortless jobs, for a brighter future that waits to be discovered. Have you ever wondered how the real world outside our little glass globe looks like? How people who do not hide behind skyscrapers and fancy boulevards survive?
Last weekend, I went to pay some members from a social organization in a rural area near an important and developed metropolis a visit.
Before I got there, I did not know what to expect: I had no details about the leader of the NGO or about the difficulties the community was encountering at the moment. Arriving at the meeting venue, an unpretentious, medium sized building with no unique or even noticeable architecture, I met some amazing people who explained them what kind of uphill battle they were fighting with the system.
The founder of the organization tried to get access to funds in order to create suitable conditions in schools for the students with disabilities and wished that her voice was heard at the Human Rights Congress.
The technology has evolved in a massive way in the last decades, so at the present time it can serve a multitude of different purposes: from offering us a variety of entertainment possibilities to simplifying our lives and bringing progress in the medical field.
Therefore, what scientists can now accomplish with technology is better than we have ever dreamed of. Unfortunately, it all comes with a price and the one in major need of medical interventions that will make them life easier, normal and will enable them to develop cannot afford to pay that huge price.
Furthermore, when the states made the decision to sign the Human Rights Declaration, they took the engagement to provide for each person "security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948).
Nevertheless, it is their duty to take care of the ones in need and to protect and offer them the chance to have confidence in themselves and to have a self-reliant and independent life. Creating environments where people with disabilities, as we shameless label them can bring their contribution to the society. Moreover, in every single person on this Earth lies a genius ready to be set free.
All it takes in order to make that a reality is a dream, a bit of ambition, a cup of courage and an opportunity.
In addition to the above mentioned points, it is a common duty to help the ones that have a dream, but could not realize it or did not have the chances that the rest, the lucky ones, have because of hazard or inhuman actions like wars, minefields or maltreatment.
It is imperative that we should take action and try to fund projects so that everyone has access to unlimited possibilities.
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