Calestous Juma on undersea fiber optic cables

Building a ‘Knowosphere,’ One Cable and Campus at a Time
The New York Times, Andrew Revkin’s Dot Earth blog
January 4, 2012
Quoted: Calestous Juma, director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; principal investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa; member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Undersea fiber optic cables

“I think mobile broadband there will have a huge impact on traditional and conservative sectors like education, health, creative arts (film, etc.) and certainly democracy. The underlying theme will be access to technical knowledge that has been Africa’s most critical limiting factor to development.

Africans have learned to do a lot with so little. You can imagine how much they will do with so much.”

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