- Posted March 22, 2014 by
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Technology And Maritime Surveillance Systems In The World Today
Even with the many technological and modern tracking tools available at the disposal of the authorities searching for the missing MH370 airbus, how come until now, it has still not been found? It has been already two weeks since this flight went missing. And with several countries already working closely with the Malaysian authorities to help find the missing airbus, no one can still provide a concrete and definite answer as to where this plane is.
Everybody is still hoping against hope that wherever this plane is, it landed safely and all the passengers on it are alive and have not been harmed. But many are also preparing themselves for any tragic or bad news that the people searching for the plane may suddenly announce to world.
The news about the missing MH370 flight has indeed everyone around world totally gripped and on tentacles on any new update about it. And a lot of people are also asking the question that how come with all the latest technological advancements in surveillance and tracking, nothing seems to be of too much help in correctly pinpointing where the airbus is.
Many aviation and surveillance experts have provided their opinions or conclusions about what happened to MH370. But for many people, especially the families of the flight passengers, they remain unconvinced or closed to such insights possibilities. This is because there is no physical or any concrete evidence of what really transpired after the final message was transmitted from the cockpit.
As such, if you thought before that technology has endless possibilities, in this case, it seems it does not. But it does not mean that people should lose faith in the many technological devices and wonders we are currently relying on and always using and in any future discoveries and inventions. For instance, if it were not for the advance maritime surveillance systems that many offshore agencies and companies have and use, there would be instances where serious dangers and threats would have not been prevented. Possible attacks on several offshore platforms in many Asian, European and African countries have been effectively deterred or avoided, thanks largely to the helpful technological advancements in surveillance and security systems. This also goes without saying that hundreds of peoples’ lives have been saved because of such useful technological advancements.
Technology, it seems, is just like life: it has its ups and downs. And they are helpful most of the time, but there are cases when they can be detrimental or when can fail you, too. But in general, without the technological advancements everybody uses and depends on now, life will never easier, better and safer.