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Technology must be used for development, not destruction: Modi

IANS  |  Dubai 

Technology must be used only for development and raising the standard of life of the common man and not for destruction, said here on Sunday.

Speaking at the World Government Summit, pointed out that while poverty and malnutrition have not been wiped out from the world, still a large chunk of resources were being diverted towards augmenting missiles and other

"Technology in itself is devoid of any moral values. That is why humans sometimes make technology a means of destruction. Cyber crimes are an example of it... We should use technology only for development," said.

He said it was for governments to ensure that technology was used for development and raising people's quality of life.

He said his government was focusing on and went to elaborate that "e" in the term 'e-governance' stood for "effective, equitable, efficient and empowering" governance.



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 15:48 IST