Manifesto: Jasper Grosskurth

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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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Manifesto: Jasper Grosskurth

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

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