Mobile Phone Impact on Employment; Impact on Politics and Government

Overview of this Trend's Impact on Employment


Current Impact

What job skills related to this trend, if any, need to be present in today's workforce?

Future

What job skills related to this trend, if any, will need to be present in the work force within the next five years? What will a worker's life look like in 5 years that is different from today? (Note: this is a great place to insert the video.)

What needs to happen to produce employees who are ready for the business world in the future:

Education? Society? Behavior? What needs to happen at the college level (and younger) to produce members of the work force who are competent in the future? What needs to change?

Overview of this Trend's Impact on Politics and Government


The impact of mobile phones in our government is just beginning to be realized. Our politicians are able to communicate with each other across town, cross country, and even across continents. Communication is crucial to government. If governments don't communicate then war ensues. So instead of the letters of the old days, politicians now call each other whenever they need to and send e-mails form any location due mobile e-mail. Officials are now able interact with each other outside of the Capital. Senators from California and Georgia can stay in constant contact with each other when the Senate is not in session.
Mobile phones have made modern Governments mobile.

Include: elections, laws, the "mindset" of political leaders and governments, and the education of policy makers about the trend.

Current Impact


Last year, the Republican party in the US used mobile phones and text messages as a campaign tool. This is an extremely deadly weapon in the political arsenal. Due to the ubiquitousness of the mobile phone, they are a perfect platform for the campaign. If you are running for office, and want the public to know more about you, the mobile phone is for you. Mass text messaging allows politicians to send info to anyone and everyone. Mobile phones have also been used in countries wrapped in civil war to show the atrocities that their governments have committed. this was the case in Burundi. Through citizen journalism, corrupt governments can be exposed and moral governments praised. With advances in mobile technology, the mobile phone can be responsible for the success or failure of young Governments.external image spy_title_cropped.gif

In some countries, mobile phones have been banished from governments where they could be used with great efficiency. This is due to the fact the modern mobile phones are the perfect spying tool. With digital cameras, video cameras, voice recordings, and instant messaging, all a spy has to do is record a voice or shoot a video and send it instantly to another government. This presents and extremely vital security issue.

Although the mobile phone is revolutionizing governments all over the world, the governments mindset is crucial to its survival. Most politicians now were brought up before the technological revolution. There is nothing necessarily wrong with this, as long as the older generation is able to cope with changes that are being made. The upcoming generation however will utilize this resource defiantly to improve their society.


There are different usages of Mobile Technology for political and other world affairs in different parts of the world based on the culture, political situation in the country and other aspects of the daily life, among them are the following:

Mobile Political Spain:
In March 2004 Spanish general election, SMS played a big role in bringing down the prime minister of the country. However, the government was trying to blame the bombings on ETA terrorists but the spread of SMS massages and the rumors that the Spanish is lying. As the Spanish government was aware that the bombing was an Al-Qaeda activity and not that of ETA but this was political agenda, which the government decided to lie about it. It was not too long before the SMS started to communicated all around the country with a short and simple message “the government lied” spread it around. This is was a severe blow to the government.

Mobile Political Philippines:external image PH2006082401968.jpg
Philippine is one of the most well known examples in case of mobile technology usage. In the year 2001 the Filipino protesters organized by SMS to defeat the Filipino President Estrada. In 2007, yet again the Short Message Service or SMS are leading the Filipino protesters. Nowadays any protests are publicizing via SMS in Philippine, which can reach vast numbers of people in less than a minute.
The mobile Technology has changed the order of the political power games. It is now the public, which has the upper hand over the government. This is the history in making in Philippine. Now the leaders are following the statistics, which are the movements of votes of the demonstrators. This text messages are providing instant advantages and disadvantages of the choice of the public against a political candidate and moves the mass waves of people against or in favor of a political figure.

Mobile Political Iraqexternal image iraqcell472.jpg:
Cellphone rings tones; text messages all the rage among the young Iraqis. The content of their messages and ring tones are usually about songs, jokes and latest news about the suicide bombings, power outage, oil price, the number of casualties or the fate of politicians such as Saddam Hussein and George Bush etc. These are the ways that the young Iraqis usually express themselves as part of their entertainments in catastrophic situation that their country is now.

Future


As for mobile phones of the future, there is no limit. Eventually, through mobile networks and ubiquitous computing, the mobile phone will replace all other computing devices in our government offices and political avenues.

What needs to happen to have more effective governments


As it relates to this trend, what can or needs to happen in governments to make them more effective.

Resource Documentation


You will document the tools that you have used for this project here. Include your name. Remember to hyperlink to online websites that are used. Group and subgroup pages.
  • Collaborative Tool-

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  • Creation Tools -

The tools that you use to create the things seen on this page. Sub pages go on the sub wiki pages. Cite the item that you created and the tools used to create it, along with any notes for someone who wishes to create it as well.
  • Citation Tool

What did you use to generate the citations on this page. (Citation format: MLA)

Credits


You will cite quotations and major sources of information for your wiki. If the source is an online source, you MUST also include a hyperlink embedded in the text as well. The method for citing sources on this wiki is that when you want to quote something, enclose it in quotes, then type the appropriate number in parentheses -- eg. if it is your first source (1) then in the credit section, number each source appropriately.

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