My latest post discussing possible technology fixes for Africa is at ieet.org.
NASA Scientist Michael Flynn Talking to Students in Uganda
During a overwelmingly negative review of Google’s book “The New Digital Age” posted at ieet.org, Harry J. Bentham makes the following important point: “I’m mostly with Google throughout the course of Chapter 1 (p. 13-31). One prediction that matches a lot of highly progressive futurist discourse, including my own, is that digital technology, combined with 3-D printers, will “definitely have an impact on the developing world,” and open source templates eliminate the problematic reliance on vast supply chains and the inequality caused by them (p. 15-16).
Bentham goes on to write: “No, the world’s poor people will not use virtual reality to distract themselves from their poverty and starvation, as naively predicted by Google (p. 24), but will use it to become aware of the injustices that must be avenged and corrected.”
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