As social distancing becomes a new word and national guards roll into my town; I think about the holes in our system. I think about how inadequate our infrastructure truly is. I think about the level of fear I witness daily on people faces. I think to myself where to we go from here?
I was watching the news and heard them report that the Democrat party was going to penalize counties who didnât allow voting because we supposed to be practicing social distancing. I was like damn; we are a technological advance powerhouse and we still use low tech measures for voting. We know about the fraud that has taken place from misplaced ballots to voter intimidation. This would be a perfect area to introduce blockchain technology. Voting booths and machines would be a thing of the past. People could vote from the comfort of their homes. Now imagine what the voter turnout would be.
The greatest inadequacy that was exposed during this Corona pandemic is how outdated New York City School System is. It probably has been poor since they designed it. With the failing schools and low graduation rate, it was already on its last leg. When the shutdown order was giving to close schools and go to an online learning environment, I thought how would that look? I talked to my friendâs nephew and asked how his studies going? He told me logs on to Google class to get his assignment. I asked how the class is though? He was like what class I just get my assignment with a due date. I asked so the teacher is not teaching online via live video? He was like no.
All I thought about is the students that will fall through the cracks. I am an advocate of the complete destruction of the current NYC public school system. It needs to be replaced from an industrial model to one that can compete and develop the children moving forward. And a virtual school model needs to be designed parallel with it as well.
As our outdated systems are exposed, I hope those in so-called leadership positions have visionaries among them. If the presidential race is indicative to what is leadership, then we in trouble. I canât see new ideas coming from people birth during WWII.
Letâs re-imagine what tomorrow could look like with integrate technology throughout the infrastructure systems that suppose to serve the people.