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Transmediale: The future of Technology in Africa

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  • Note that in the coming years the traffic from mobile handsets in developing
    From State of the Mobile Web report by Opera Mini: In 2008, we saw strong growth in Opera Mini usage all over the world, in both developed and developing countries. Social networks and search engines were competitive, as Opera Mini users determined their preferences.


    http://afromusing.com/2009/02/17/south-africa-state-of-the-mobile-web/






    For those of you who believe the future of the web is mobile? That future has already arrived in Africa.
  • Equity bank atm and withdraw money from your MPESA account. You can even transfer money from your bank account to your mobile phone. -> Trickle up innovation
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    • 1. Futurism, Technology & Africa Juliana Rotich
    • 2. Futurity Now ‣ Internet Evolution ‣ Global Network Practice ‣ Open Source Methodologies ‣ Sustainable Design ‣ Mobile Technology
    • 3. The future is already here - it is just unevenly distributed. William Gibson (1997)
    • 4. The future of the web is already here, and it is in Africa -J
    • 5. State of the Mobile web in Africa
    • 6. if it works in Africa it will work anywhere -Erik Hersman
    • 7. When it comes to mobile money the third world is first.
    • 8. if it is awesome in africa its awesome anywhere
    • 9. The Promise of Technology for Social Change Women of Kireka - Project Diaspora
    • 10. USHAHIDI
    • 11. The Knowledge Economy
    • 12. Web 2.0 in Africa
    • 13. KBC - cc licenced photo by Chief Moamba Scotcher - Africa Gathering
    • 14. THE AGE OF CONVERSATION
    • 15. THE AGE OF PARTICIPATION
    • 16. The internet is the most powerful tool created by humans to allow connection, collaboration and understanding between people of different nations, races and cultures - Ethan Zuckerman