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Manifesto: Jasper Grosskurth

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Jasper Grosskurth talked about African Technology Futures at the Manifesto Roundtable in the Hague, 24 November 2009. …

Jasper Grosskurth talked about African Technology Futures at the Manifesto Roundtable in the Hague, 24 November 2009.

The Roundtable was hosted by the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology - www.ethicsandtechnology.eu

Jasper Grosskurth is project leader of the foresight project ‘Technology in Africa’ of STT (Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek).

To find out more about the Roundtables, visit www.anewmanifesto.org

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  • 1. African Technology Futures prepare to re-think Jasper Grosskurth STT Netherlands Study Centre for Technology Trends [email_address]
  • 2. Directionality
    • Do we have a choice?
  • 3. ICT: today
  • 4. Things to do with phones
    • Call, SMS, pay, trade, inform, roam, locate, control, report, research, trace, bank, insure, counsel, treat, earn a living, build your image, compute, network,
    • … and many more.
  • 5. ICT in transition predevelopment take-off accelleration stabilisation You are here.
  • 6. February 2008 July 2009 Source: http://manypossibilities.net/african-undersea-cables/ Bandwidth on speed
  • 7. ICT: the next 3 years
  • 8. AFRICA
  • 9. Electricity Production
  • 10.  
  • 11. Global Tech Trends for Africa
    • Cleaner energy production
    • Better energy storage
    • Climate resistant crops
    • Combatting soil erosion
    • Cheap medical diagnostics and treatments.
    • Affordable and clean drinking water.
  • 12. 2009 2039
  • 13. Diversity
    • There is a positive feedback loop between
    • technological diversity and access to technology.
  • 14. Lighting Rural Areas
    • LED
    • Solar
    • Wind
    • Pedal
    • Wind-up
    • Pico water
    • Bio-gas / fuel (Cassava waste)
    • Energy boxes
  • 15. Distribution
    • Trickle down of technology can work, but cannot be managed. Access can be provided to some degree.
    • Help the cheetahs, rich and poor.
  • 16. Technology: Good or Bad?
  • 17. Insights
    • Strive for genuinely bi-directional partnerships.
    • Reformulate our definition of development, not Africa’s.
    • “ Will normal market forces do this? If the answer is yes, stop doing it!” (Nicholas Negroponte)
  • 18.