THE concept of a "digital Bangladesh" is noble and the relevant progress is praiseworthy. However, we must remember that it can be taken at higher levels. An omnipresent mobile connectivity alongside emerging technologies like Block-Chain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Quantum Computing, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology is likely to propel a digital revolution. Since AI programmes are already activated through "deep learning", such hi-tech marvel is not far from reaching human-level intelligence. Few anxious experts already predicted that AI may soon surpass human capabilities as it remains under a constant learning process. It is supposed to replace repetitive jobs requiring no cognitive skills from humans.
Despite remaining controversial, Bitcoin recently became more popular due to its advanced security feature Block-chain - ensuring Bitcoin's decentralised online transactions that relies on security and privacy. Likewise, Block-chaining creates accurate online identities and guarantees a reliable medium of communication while making internet-based transactions speedier and more flexible. Block-chaining technology can potentially cut people's dependence on formal intermediaries like banks, law-firms and auditors.
Meanwhile, computer programmers and software architects have been busy connecting every available piece of equipment or digital gadgets used in our daily lives. From LED light bulbs to the washing machines and from air-conditioners to automobiles - tech-savvy personnel have termed it Internet of Things (IoT). Technically, the IoT programme will let everything connect with each other and be regulated through a cellular smartphone and most other smart devices. With the combination of AI and IoT, it is possible to create an automated, secure and connected world that is free of any fraudulent activity or mismanagement.