A watch with a cause - Magzium
shravya | On 31, Jan 2013
Almost a month after the death of Nirbhaya, the Indian government is waking up to introduce technology to combat violence against women. Kapil Saibal, minister of information technology announced that Center for Development and Advanced Computing plans to make a watch, equipped with a GPS system and a video-camera, that can alert authorities and family members in case of any danger.
The watch comes in two versions $20 and $50. But still when it comes to government of India its absolutely right to be skeptical as to the implementation of anything they speak. The basic question is will the Aam admi spend on those watches when he can barely afford two square meals a day? Wouldn’t it be better for government to spend some time on improving the bureaucracy rather that run from pillar to post.
The technology can catch the criminals but is it going to stop people from committing such heinous crimes? With no stern measures being implemented by the Indian government its hard to see what message it intends to convey. Does the government feel its ok to commit crimes? Or does it feel introducing a few safety measures now and then is better than taking up some strict course of action?