Space4SDG10: Reduced Inequalities

Published by- Joy Agrawal on 4/06/2021

In the modern world, people are differentiated on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within a country. Even inequalities between countries.

The aim is to reduce inequalities. This can only be done through equal representation and equal opportunities. First and foremost way to reduce inequalities is to connect all the places in a country to the one essential thing of today and that is the internet. All remote and isolated places be connect with the internet or the outside world so that they can be educated and connected with what’s happening in the world. Physical towers can’t be placed at every location in remote regions, that would involve heavy and huge costs. The key is satellite internet. This will help reduce differences to a great extent. People living in isolated places or those people against whom their are hate crimes and don’t want to be very public about their existence should get the right to choose the leader whose ideology crosses paths with theirs. Remote election or electronic elections should take place because physical booths although difficult but can be hacked but a satellite in space cannot be very easily. Hence remote or electronic election should be carried out over satellite technology. The first time voting over internet took place in Estonia. This will be a solution to the decline in political engagement and will help disabled people to cast as well.

Satellite technology can help in remote internet provision to connect all parts of a country so as to reduce the differences between communities living in different regions. It can help these people know what is going on in the world so that they can stay informed and connected. It can also help in electronic democratic processes like elections to allow handicapped and all people from all races, ethnicities to come out and express their opinions of who they want their leader to be without actually stepping out of their houses.