People have differing views about what governments in developing countries are supposed to do to improve individual’s living standard. In my view, both introducing new technology and providing free education can be used together to improve people’s living conditions.
There are two reasons to argue that introducing new technology can certainly help to people’s quality of life in developing countries. The introduction of new technologies, such as advanced industrial and agricultural technologies, can contribute to raise labour capacity – a key for developing countries to develop. This will result in a more productive society, and in turn a prosperous nation. These technologies can also be applied to people’s daily life. For example, household machines like electric stove and washing machines can save people’s time and make life more convenient, which certainly makes a huge difference to people’s level of happiness and general quality of life.
On the other hand, I believe that providing free education will also have a great impact on improving quality of life for people. Firstly, free education can grant everyone a chance to approach knowledge and develop essential skills, and a well-educated workforce means more productivity and tax revenue to countries in developing world. Also, these countries can also reduce the cost to take care of people who have no chance in getting a job due to the lack of education. With the decrease of unemployment rate, governments in these countries can reallocate the money spent on unemployment insurance to better infrastructure. At the same time, if these governments delivered free education, many thousands of people could be lifted out of poverty or given a better quality of life.
In conclusion, while new technologies can bring new air to human life in developing countries, it seems to me that delivering free education is also essential to improve people’s life in the long term.