Can Human Rights get Technical? | Human Rights Day 2019

Instead of making the 10th of December yet another day of deceptive and superficial concern, let’s give ourselves some direction. The meaning of Human Rights is quite literal, you know? HUMAN RIGHTS.
It encompasses everything from who we are and who we want to be. We are all so focused on discussing the problem that we often forget to construct a solution. Sometimes, it takes just one idea to kickstart a landslide of change. Personally, I’d bank a part of my money on Technology being that idea and probably being the saviour we need today. Technology is now being used to understand historic ways to make smarter decisions in the future. How? Let’s find out.


This comes as a no-brainer in this social media-steered world. Thoughts that were scared to be thought, opinions that were not allowed to be given, philosophies that were forbidden are starting to become a thing of the past. With empowerment in the form of campaigns and united fronts where you can connect, share and talk across borders and beyond race, Freedom of Thought and Expression are almost impossible to deny in today’s scenario.


Undeniably, technology is the reason the education sector has seen a massive acceleration in recent times. With far-reaching internet access, the amount of information available to those who want it is ginormous. Pushing this source of unlimited knowledge and using it to empower the youth in parts that haven’t been accessed before, is a sure shot way to ensure Right to Education.

AI is the main driver of one of the most relevant urban concepts in today’s time – smart cities. An area where various types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors are used to collect data which in turn provide insights that efficiently manage resources and basic amenities efficiently. Easing the process for the regulatory bodies, all we need to do now is to set goals and let AI do the work.


Isn’t it a bit ironic? Technology is on its way to eliminate human error to ensure the protection of human rights. It’s all about making the best of what we’ve got power over to give power to those in need. This World Human Rights Day, let’s start with thinking differently, believing in a new idea and make sure no matter where we are in our lives, we make a difference.