Editorial: The way of the future

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

FROM simple calls and texts, mobile phones afforded us a more "techie" lifestyle. We can snap photos anytime we want and post them on social networking sites right away, provided that there is an internet.

It is fascinating how fast technology evolves in each passing year. Inventors have gone great lengths to offer us the luxury to browse the web and read stories that are of our interests through our handy smarthphones, tablets, and phablets.

Technology also gives us the convenience to do things that we don't normally do long before its birthing. For this, we thank technology so much.


In Davao City, there have been young IT geeks who are making their marks in developing softwares. It's not known to all yet that immense opportunities await online, or if ever they know, they have no access to any of these for lack of interest, or perhaps, for lack of knowledge on the technicalities that some of the jobs require of them.

For the past years, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has been throwing all out support to harness the skills of Dabawenyos, with or without technical skills, on the technology-related short courses. For instance, animation and software/website development.

Some can even learn programming, even without the technical guidance of teachers.

Using the open source modules made available online, tutorial is just a click away.

Learning the nitty-gritty of technology can be mind-numbing at first, but the opportunity it holds for many is huge if they are able to unlock their inclination for it.

This does not take much of our time neither does it need million dollar investments to start an online venture. It only takes effort as a capital.

You can even start learning how to develop a website in between your Facebook and Twitter time.

Web is an intangible world where a lot of people can do their part-time, but this convenience can only be afforded to those who have the interest to be in the loop.

Virgilio M. Sangutan, president of Davao Inventors Association (DIA), said Philippines needs more inventors.

With the obvious lack, people should not only embrace technology, but also learn it, as it is the way of the future.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 21, 2014.


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