Government should focus on solving the immediate problems of today rather than on trying to solve the anticipated problems of the future.
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November 20, 2020 at 3:44 am
Some people state that the government should try to solve the immediate problems of today. Since today’s problem might cause serious consequences in the future, the immediate problems should be solved as soon as possible. However, focusing on the immediate problems only could make a nation become insular. The topic should be analysis from different perspectives.
Firstly, some immediate problems are usually extremely urgent, and they could be upgraded into terrible consequences without an immediate solution. Therefore, the government needs to cost a higher price to solve it in the future rather than now. For example, after the Sub-prime Lend Crisis, the priority mission for the president is to solve the employment issue. Luckily, the president faced the problem and solved it immediately, which prevented society from suffering from a bigger crisis. So as the problem occurred in national security part, the government had the same attitude when the 911 attack happened. The president announced the country to be in a state of war right after the terrorist attack, in case there could be another attack which could bring the whole country into a higher level of danger. Imagine all the situations mentioned above didn’t solve at once, more people might lose their jobs, and more terrorist attacks could happen.
Nevertheless, not all the problems we are facing today should be solved immediately. Because today’s technology could not precursor the future situation. Moreover, making assumptions of future blindly might waste the resources even impede development of society. For instance, during the first industrial revolution, many people were worried that new machines might replace human beings in one day. However, hundreds of years later, technology does not replace human beings. In contrast, it creates millions of new jobs. If the government blindly released the policy to solve the “problem”, it could have a negative influence on industrial development. Similarly, people do not need to be afraid of AI technology. It is better for the world to wait and see the evolution of AI technology rather than implement some unreasonable policies.
Thirdly, the definition of a social problem always changes. Something that is considered as a problem today might not be a problem tomorrow. For example, ethics of cloning has been a controversial issue for a long time. But with the endeavor of human beings, this problem would have a large possibility to be solved in the future, as well as people who solved other ethnic issues in past years, such as racial issues or gender issues. The environmental protection problems might not be serious in the future as well, since we have outer space for us to explore. Moreover, the environmentally friendly materials would be proliferate in several decades later. Millions of new technologies would definitely help humans to overcome this problem.
In conclusion, some immediate problems should be solved at once while others might not. It depends on the development tendency of different problems. For those problems would cause worse consequences without doubts, an immediate solution would be the best; for those problems people could not make accurate predictions, be patient and wait for the next evolution step to be better.
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