Dubai, Feb 11: Technology must be used only for development and raising the standard of life of the common man and not for destruction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Sunday.
Speaking at the World Government Summit, Modi pointed out that while poverty and malnutrition have not been wiped out from the world, still a large chunk of resources were being diverted towards augmenting missiles and other weapon technologies.
"Technology in itself is devoid of any moral values. That is why humans sometimes make technology a means of destruction. Cyber crimes are an example of it... We should use technology only for development," Modi said.
He said it was for governments to ensure that technology was used for development and raising people's quality of life.
He said his government was focusing on e-governance and went to elaborate that "e" in the term ‘e-governance' stood for "effective, equitable, efficient and empowering" governance.