The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
Sustainable development is center stage not just due to climate change but can also be due to disruptive technologies, information handling, and data manipulations. Rapid developments especially in the field of information and communication technology is impacting all aspects of our life. The emergence of artificial intelligence, robotics and data analytics are enabling machines to do tasks previously privileged for human. Together with advancements in the internet of things (IoT), wearable technology, and fintech, human may potentially become not just physically obese but also mentally inactive. Knowledge institutions and the public service worldwide need to reevaluate their roles in ensuring well informed and knowledgeable communities continue to exist and diversity of ideas flourished.
Over dependence on apps, personal assistance and pushed contents will subject people to the narratives controlled by computers owned by giant technology firms residing in technologically advanced countries.
a. Sustainable development goals: the roles of knowledge institutions and the public service.
i. Sub-themes, all 17 SDGs especially:
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