London Conference on Cyberspace Presentation
“The future is already here, it is just unevenly distributed” - William Gibson.
Slides from my talk at the London Conference on Cyberspace are now available below. The session, on “cyberspace and international development,” also included talks from Helen Clark (UNDP), Barbara Stocking (Oxfam), Christele Delbe (Vodafone), and Sarah Jordan (Oxfam) and was moderated by Michael Anderson (DFID).
The talk began by arguing that it is important to not forget the revolutionary and empowering promises and potentials of the Internet for the developing world. People use the Internet to not just non-proximately connect with friends and family, but learn, share information, check market prices, trade, and bypass exploitative economic relationships.