Menghadapi Cabaran Alaf 21 dan Revolusi Maya

Dunia sedang bergerak pantas menuju masa depan. Setiap zaman yang berlalu telah mengukir pelbagai penemuan dan ciptaan baharu yang semakin lama semakin canggih, selaras dengan kemajuan teknologi yang berkembang pesat.

Hari ini kita berada di alaf 21, di era revolusi maya yang menyaksikan kemajuan teknologi maklumat berkembang dengan begitu pesat hingga membolehkan berbagai urusan dilakukan melalui alam maya.

Kita kini boleh membida barangan daripada penjual dari seluruh dunia serta membeli barangan secara online, membuat bayaran melalui sistem transaksi atas talian, belajar melalui berbagai kelas dan kursus di atas talian, bermesyuarat bersama ahli-ahli mesyuarat yang berada di negara berbeza melalui telesidang, membayar bil, berurusan dengan egensi kerajaan dan sebagainya tanpa perlu berurusan secara fizikal.

Kalau dahulunya panggilan telefon jarak jauh begitu mahal, kini dengan hanya menggunakan alat peranti pintar yang ada di tangan kebanyakan daripada kita, panggilan telefon dan video melalui internet dapat dibuat secara percuma ke mana sahaja di dunia ini, asalkan ada talian internet.

Di era revolusi maya juga, remaja terdedah kepada ledakan maklumat melalui pelbagai saluran media, di mana sesuatu maklumat boleh menjadi tular hanya dalam sekelip mata.

Dalam keadaan ini, ramai yang terperangkap di dalam situasi yang mengelirukan, contohnya apabila berita palsu itulah yang dianggap benar dan mempengaruhi tindakan kita.

Keterbergantungan remaja kepada internet dan alat-alat peranti pintar, khususnya telefon pintar di dalam kehidupan sehari-hari termasuk untuk mendapat maklumat dan berita menjadikan remaja lebih terdedah kepada keadaan sebegini.

Hal ini perlu diurus dan ditangani dengan baik dan bijaksana agar remaja bijak memilih dan memanfaatkan kuasa internet untuk kebaikan serta dapat membina negara bangsa ke arah kemajuan dan kesejahteraan.

Seseorang remaja boleh mengikuti kelas daripada guru yang berada di luar negara hasil daripada teknologi panggilan video yang begitu baik pada hari ini.

Remaja juga boleh mendapat manfaat daripada berbagai bahan-bahan rujukan sama ada yang berbentuk akademik ataupun yang bercorak pengetahuan am dan kemahiran yang boleh didapati dengan percuma di alam maya.

Namun penekanan disiplin diri dalam melayari alam maya kadang kala tidak diambil berat oleh ibu bapa menyebabkan remaja menjadi mangsa kepada orang-orang yang tidak bertanggungjawab.

Remaja perlu dilatih dan dibimbing supaya mengoptimumkan penggunaan internet untuk menimba ilmu pengetahuan dan bukannya terjerat ke dalam kehidupan fantasi di alam maya yang terpisah daripada realiti kehidupan yang sebenarnya.

Ibu bapa yang mendedahkan anak-anak mereka kepada kehidupan di alam maya mestilah bertanggungjawab mendidik mereka agar memahami etika serta menjaga keselamatan ketika berinteraksi di platform maya.

Ini termasuklah mengkaji dan menyiasat kesahihan maklumat yang diterima dan bukan terus mempercayainya serta menularkannya.

Pengguna platform maya juga harus sedar bahawa mereka juga tertakluk kepada undang-undang dan tidak boleh bertindak sesuka hati walaupun ada yang merasakan bahawa mereka boleh bersembunyi di sebalik identiti palsu.

Perbuatan menghina agama, bangsa dan Raja-Raja Melayu di media sosial yang semakin menjadi-jadi menggambarkan keruntuhan akhlak dalam kalangan rakyat dan perkara ini harus diambil perhatian oleh ibu bapa agar tidak menjadi ikutan remaja.

Sikap radikal sesetengah pihak dalam memperjuangkan kebebasan tanpa mempedulikan hak orang lain yang telah diperuntukkan oleh Perlembagaan Persekutuan juga disebarkan di dalam berbagai bentuk di media sosial dan boleh mempengaruhi remaja ke arah budaya anarkisme.

Remaja yang sukakan kebebasan dan mahu melepaskan diri daripada kawalan keluarga akan senang terpengaruh dengan idea liberal dan radikal.

Corak pemikiran beginilah yang diambil kesempatan oleh mereka yang tidak bertanggungjawab dalam mempengaruhi remaja untuk bertindak angkuh, bongkak, biadap, ganas serta tidak lagi merasa bersalah untuk melanggar undang-undang agama dan negara.

Tambahan pula, di media sosial, remaja bebas berinteraksi dengan sesiapa sahaja di seluruh dunia yang mempunyai corak pemikiran yang sama, lalu membentuk kumpulan-kumpulan yang bercorak radikal bermula di alam maya dengan mencontohi tindakan radikal yang mereka lihat di luar negara, contoh terkini ialah rusuhan anak muda di Hong Kong.

Ketaksuban remaja dalam alam maya juga menyebabkan mereka kurang berinteraksi di luar platform maya; yang mengakibatkan renggangnya hubungan kekeluargaan apalagi hubungan dengan generasi yang lebih tua.

Menurut laporan berita dari Hong Kong, sebilangan ibu bapa tidak tahu bahawa anak-anak mereka terlibat di dalam rusuhan yang merosakkan harta benda awam.

Justeru, peranan ibu bapa dalam membentuk hubungan yang akrab dalam kalangan ahli keluarga amat penting kerana ianya boleh menghindakan para remaja daripada hanyut dan leka di dalam dunia yang terpisah daripada realiti.

Semoga internet yang merupakan salah satu inovasi yang terpenting dalam revolusi maya akan memberi bermanfaat kepada kemakmuran negara bangsa dan tidak disalah gunakan untuk menghancurkan ketamadunan bangsa.

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia Sues Producer Of ‘Innocence Of Muslims’

Cindy Lee Garcia (AP)

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia who acted in the film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’ sues the film producer for fraud and slander.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula alias Sam Bacile is reported to be the producer.

She also named Google Inc and its YouTube unit as defendants, asked that the film be removed from YouTube and said her right to privacy had been violated.

The suit accuses Nakoula, Google and YouTube of invasion of privacy, unfair business practices, the use of Garcia’s likeness without permission and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

“This lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment nor on the right for Americans to say what they think, but does request that the offending content be removed from the Internet,” the lawsuit said.

Does the producer’s freedom of expression gives him the right to use and cheat the actress in expressing his freedom of speech?

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (L) is escorted out of his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officers in Cerritos, California September 15, 2012. REUTERS/Bret Hartman

And what about the rights of actress Cindy Lee Garcia?

I really pity the actress if she really was cheated by the producer.

And why did Sam Bacile cheated the actress if he thinks that it is okay to produce the “hateful” film?

I agree with the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that freedom of expression should not be abused to provoke or humiliate some others’ values and beliefs.

The world will be a better place to live in if every body can try to be a better person and respect people around us.

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Photos – Transit Of Venus June 5, 2012

Now in Malaysian sky, the Venus is still transiting  through the face of the Sun.

Unfortunately, I can’t see the transit because I do not have any solar filter to protect my eyes from the Sun.

But, I can watch and see the event from videos and pictures and on the internet.

I am still waiting for photos of the Venus Transit through the Malaysian sky from the National Space Agency. 

Please click below for: 

  1. ANGKASA’s Photos: Transit Of Venus (Malaysia) June 6, 2012.

  2. NASA’s Special And Rare Video Of The Transit Of Venus (June 5, 2012)

Below are photos of the Transit of Venus from other parts of the world.

Please click here to learn more about the Transit of Venus:

The planet Venus can be seen on its transit of the Sun, from New Delhi June 6, 2012. Venus last made a visible pass in front of the sun in 2004 but will not make another visible transit until 2117. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout

This view from the Slooh Space Camera shows the amazing start of the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun (upper left) as it begins to cross the solar disk on June 5, 2012.

Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout

Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. One of the rarest astronomical events occurs on Tuesday and Wednesday when Venus passes directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until 2117. REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout

The photo shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012.

The planet Venus starts its transit across the sun as seen from Newcastle, Australia June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

This photo from NASA shows the planet Venus transiting the Sun, June 5, 2012.

The planet Venus makes its transit across the Sun as seen from Kathmandu June 6, 2012. Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL – Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

A combination picture shows the planet Venus as it transits across the face of the sun as seen from the Greenwich Observatory on June 8, 2004 in London. The rare astronomical event last occurred in 1882, while the next transit is due in 2012. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

The “black drop” effect is seen as Venus (top) begins to cross the sun’s face during the transit of Venus as seen from the west side of Manhattan in New York. The optical illusion makes Venus appear to be “stuck” to the edge of the sun at the beginning and end of the transit. (AFP Photo/Stan Honda)

Venus is silhouetted as it crosses in front of the sun as it sets behind the Kansas City, Mo. skyline Tuesday, June 5, 2012. From the U.S. to South Korea, people around the world turned their attention to the daytime sky on Tuesday and early Wednesday in Asia to make sure they caught the once-in-a-lifetime sight of the transit of Venus, which won’t be seen for another 105 years. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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Today Internet Goes On Strike

Today internet companies are protesting against SOPA  and PIPA.

SOPA is short for the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” and PIPA is an acronym for the “Protect IP Act”.

To know more about this, >>>please click here<<<

I do not agree with the new rules because there will be too much things that we cannot do on the internet. 

Here are some companies that shows that they do not agree with SOPA and PIPA:

3rd & Bird

I watch 3rd & Bird on TV AlHijrah.


It was real fun and the animation is so beautiful.

The story is about Samuel, Rudy and Muffin playing, singing, dancing and exploring all around the 3rd & Bird.

The stories teach us good values.

The characters help each other and they work together.

I read on the internet that 3rd & Bird is originally from Cbeebies.

But the first time I watched it, I thought it was from Nick Jr.

And 3rd & Bird reminds me of the Wonder Pets.

I think it is because the creator of 3rd & Bird is Josh Selig and the creative director is Jennifer Oxley.

They are also the creator and the creative director of Wonder Pets.

The first 3rd & Bird episode that I watched was ‘Go Camping  and Starry Night’.

In Malaysia 3rd & Bird is aired daily on TV AlHijrah at 3:30 pm.

The cast are:

  • Muffin – Eden Jarrett – a pre-school lovebird.
  • Samuel – Sam Lewis – Muffin’s elder brother.
  • Rudy – Morgan Gayle – Called a cockatoo in the program, but looks like a Cockatiel, Samuel’s best friend. She wears a bracelet of colored stones on her ankle.
  • Quinn – Preston Nyman – a puffin, works as an inventor; appears to be a teenager.
  • Mr Beakman – Michael Fenton Stevens – the children’s teacher, a wise toucan who frequently acts as the voice of parental authority.
  • Missy – Charlotte Leslie-Cameron – a French Great Blue Turaco.
  • Mrs Billingsley – Anna Nygh – a gardening kiwi with a New Zealand accent.


The pictures of the 3rd & Bird characters.

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