Bangladesh has been riding the growth waves in the last two-and-a-half decades with spectacular results: our exports grew six folds, our GDP quadrupled and our extreme poverty levels got slashed by more than half, not to mention our 30 percent increase in longevity and other human development achievements. Many global institutions from Gartner and McKinsey to Wall Street investment banks and the World Bank have been projecting continued healthy growth of our economy and our sure-shot place among the top economic powerhouses of this century.
Sustaining such a growth trajectory for a country with little natural resources, small geographical footprint and the sixth highest population in the world can only be possible through adoption of a diverse array of the latest technologies that will help us eke out an ever-greater output per capita and per square metre. Technology has always been a driver of change and societal development at many levels. We may argue all we want on the merits and demerits of technology but ignoring technological developments is not an option.
Source: Daily star