Ten (10) or more things I would like to see happening before the end of 1012.
Some saints are predicting end of the world by 2012 but I have a few predictions and I would like to see some of them happening before the end of 2012.
I will list them here first and would enlarge upon them on a future date depending on the time at my disposal.
These are made without any attachment to any country or state or company at large.
The concept I would like to develop is that there should be greater good to the average person on the street or is born every 7 seconds or so to this World / Century with IT industry expanding and penetrating into every corner of life from medicine to agriculture to information technology.
Everybody enjoys music.
Similarly everybody loves reading a magazine or daily paper.
Both have become part of our lives.
Cellphone is universal now.
Information and its technology is no different.
Information should not be concentrated on few rich countries nor few rich companies nor a few rich guys/girls.
When OLPS came up everything possible was done to kill its impact in its infancy by the rich and the powerful.
Unfortunately credit crisis and debt crisis came in at the same time and put a powerful lid around spread of information to the poorer countries and copyright laws and similar instruments are used to keep the knowledge hub in the hand of vested interests.
This cannot go on for ever, if we have a defunct Organization called United Nations Organization.
U.N.O does not think that Linux exists but only Microsoft and Apple.
Unite Nations does not even have a Language Policy now.
Only English is dominating.
I cannot go there and address an audience in plain Sinhala but Linux and Debian/Fedora can do that without the support of UNO.
Linux Community has done a lot to World Languages much more than the White Elephant U.N.O.
Vatican uses one Linux computer and U.N.O does not have even one from the statistics available currently on the web.
This organization should be closed for good since the end of the world is already predicted by the saints and Maurians.
If not me American politicians think so and would not like to spend money running this organization except their interests.
What I state here should come from U.N.O or W.H.O but the guys and girls there are only interested in Human Rights of some godforsaken countries deprived of every possible avenue of help; from poverty, hunger to malnutrition and exploitation of rich mineral sources by corrupt rulers and administrators who come to power or attempt to come to power by not so democratic means or by shear deception (L.T.T.E and their backers included).
It is true that a few western countries which dominate the world of IT industry.
That domination should end, sooner than late.
1. In my list Apple Mac comes first.
Its domination with its pricing scale should come to an end sooner than late. It should be affordable if not it should be replaced by similar applications.
Could alternatives fill in?
Yes Linux can do that.
2. Domination of Microsoft should end.
It is already happening thanks to its own creation of wealth around itself.
Linux has already made inroads and has enough weaponry to offset any more exploitations.
But windows 8 has already gone paranoid.
3. Domination of IBM in high tech area should be squeezed especially its classmate kits for rich kids.
It can be done easily with tablets and anti-androids that come from the Asian continent.
4. Google will kill itself by following policies similar to Microsoft in its Android (Linux inventions tampered with minor details) manifestation.
5. Intel’s domination should end with alternative chip making and it’s already happening.
There are alternative chip manufacturers.
If I am attacking all the powerful companies is there anything left to fill the gap.
Yes there is enough.
6. Amazon should step in.
Its kindle, its publishing arm, its cloud services and powerful marketing philosophy should move forward and take the lead and stretch its arm all over the world including China and India.
This should come before U.N.O declare human right violation in China.
In India Human Right Violations including rape happens everyday.
Nobody talks after IMF incident.
Yes it’s an American adventure but it does not matter if it is doing the right thing at the right time for the children of the world and ordinary masses.
I hope the CEOs there make the right decision for this century and be proud after 100 years from now.
Amazon had been doing a silent service.
Its cloud service going to be the next important thing that will change how things should be shaped up right now.
We must not let Oracle with its powerful database machinery to take over the IT industry with other selfish collaborators.
7. Cloud computing is going to shape up everything from year 2012.
Linux has developed all the tool kits.
It looks like rich companies are going to hijack all the innovations that came from Linux.
We must put an end to this.
There are over 100 very good Linux distributions out there.
If we let the current trends to dictate about 10 companies will determine the wealth of information while Mr Bunki Moon and Mrs.Pillay are dabbling with human right issues while allowing USA and UK going unscathed.
The 10 or so companies are gearing readily albeit slowly to strangle the whole world economy.
Nobody in the U.N.O speaks.
Those human rights issues are carrots to donkeys, issues when compared to what you see how things are shaping up in the West in the IT industry.
I am here with Richard Stallman.
What free software and Linux achieved over the last 20 years will be used by these few companies and become much more richer.
There are 10 Linux distributions for each exploiting company as it is now. They should divert their resources to take up the challenge and cloud computing seriously.
Ubuntu One is there.
CloudUSB and JoliOS are also there both Ubuntu derivatives.
Then there is Mobilin derivative MeeGo.
Why can’t the other distribution take some lead now?
8. What can the China do.
It can do a lot.
It can flood the market with tablets with anti-androids.
Its space industry (GIS -Global Internet Service) should take over the Internet service sector and cloud computing.
India cannot contribute anything to this scenario since they are taken for a ride by the American companies and American interests.
Mind you Chinese use graphic language unlike English which is words language.
Graphic language is far superior in the tablet and cloud industry.
Even the people without English knowledge can use the technology with graphics and charts included without reading a word.
This is where Chinese innovation and invasion is good for the world economy.
India is not ready and that is the biggest advantage for China.
9. For over 100 years what we used were slate and slate pencil.
Instead of the slate and the pencil, tablet, the mini-version of the portable computer and the cellphone alternatives will be the game changer from 2012.
Governments providing obsolete printed books Sri-Lanka included will be the thing of the past very soon.
What is preventing is the cost of the (OLPS for example) O.E.M.
Tablet will change everything from communication to way we teach and learn.
Is U.N.O ready.
Not at all UNICEF is dead now and only a concept.
Only hindrance is the speed of the Internet.
Moment this barrier is broken like the sound barrier of the last century, everything will change.
The game changer has come to live but U.N.O is sleeping with it Mr.Bunki Moon.
It will be sooner than we have anticipated.
More satellites and fibro-optic connections will take IT industry forward.
We Sri-Lankan do not have a satellite of our own even though the country is placed in a superior position in the GeoSpace.
10. What is necessary is training of personnel to take over the this challenge but that is where we are the slowest and the laziest.
There is a lot of resistance to change.
That is the human nature but few powerful companies are pushing us towards this goal whether we like it or not.
But U.N.O is sleeping.
We must be ready with alternative strategies as well as alternative technologies.
Linux can provide it. Its Community Spirit is more powerful than the USA or the sleeping U.N.O.
Already 95% of the industry depends on Linux.
We must not let 10 or more companies to take the copyright ownership of the Linux achievements.
This is specially so because U.N.O is sleeping on big capitals.
I hope this piece of writing is also a game changer.