Goodness Ugwumba Opara

Nsukka, Nigeria

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Goodness Ugwumba Opara
Posted 10 months ago
Enough importance is not given to Toys
There certainly are important qualities that kids acquire and/or enhance from playing with toys. Though video games have their benefits (when used in moderation), I do not think they should or would replace toys. Children love toys, and a lot of people can tell you how the toys they played with as kids helped shape their lives. Toys that allow children to imagine and build things will remain relevant. I do not know of any trend that suggests toys are on the decline, and think that they'll remain in demand, as there are companies that depend on this demand for survival. But of course, not all toys are made in a factory. In certain parts of the world like where I grew up, kids build their own toys with sticks, cans, etc. This kind gives an even more rewarding experience because of the joy of knowing you built it yourself. This age of 3D printing holds great promise for kids with access at school or at home. They'll be able to design and build their own toys and learn so much. The future will always be bright for kids that have good teachers and proper parental guidance.
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Goodness Ugwumba Opara
Posted 10 months ago
What is the future of the global economy?
The spread of knowledge and information is essentially all that it takes to bring in the equalizing effect that I believe the world is witnessing. We don't need to look back to the colonial era to see the progress that's been made. Although some countries are worse off economically today than they were at some time in the past, it does not imply that even such countries have not moved forward. Critical but not-so-tangible indices such as innovation potential have grown dramatically in this fast moving information age. Wealthier countries can and are artificially speeding up innovation amongst their citizenry with incentives like prizes, scholarships, recognition systems, funding for promising ideas, etc. In this regard, the poorer countries are playing catch-on. Yet a visionary few in these countries who understand the benefits and possibilities afforded them by this free information age are taking very good advantage of it. What they (the poorer countries) must do is get their governance and education right. No one will be able to stop them if they do.