Techno-skeptics have always believed themselves and forced others to believe that technology has failed to improve the quality of life. A.C.Clarke seems to be more relevant today. He wrote in Technology and Future, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has done that magic with technology. It will inspire many to make use of Google’s hotly debated maps services for betterment of society and public woes. PMC has launched a website making use of google's earth software and gave satelliete picture of Pune city. This map has all the road cleary demarked. Now, any citizen has any sort of complain regarding bad-roades, pot-holes etc, they can register complain with location on the map. The concerned officer in charage of that area received the complaint and his actions are also recored on the website.
What an innvative way to use satellite images? The techno-skeptics always feared the misuse of such technoogy by terrorists. PMC has seen the glass half fulled and has changed the entire scene.