Many millions of people still have no sensible toilets. Millions of others play with 21st century smartphones, while sitting on 19th century toilets. Progress this is not.
Is the new Shanzai, and China digitization in general, really “Open Source on hyperspeed”? Not really. But there IS lots to learn from it.
Telecom companies say that the world needs mountains of new, way faster, Fifth Generation (=5G) mobile networks to cope with the unavoidable arrival of the Internet of Things. GDPR and seahorses may disagree.
John Vidal says that the plastics crisis is more urgent than you know, because plastic is “in our food, our clothes - and in us”. But it may be even worst than he says.
- This is just an excerpt,with some comments of a very interesting article about how little lawmakers know about technology, and software developers about laws and legal systems. The article I’m talking about is “States that are passing laws to govern smart contracts have no idea what they’re doing”. These are the most interesting parts Smart Contracts These Are Not, Yoda says “several states in the US are moving quickly to codify smart contracts into their laws with bills that “seem to be little more than pro-crypto posturing meant to attract investment and entrepreneurs.
An interesting article at The Conversation concludes that:
In April 2011 (1) I read an article entitled With information technology, more and more young people become their own managers, about a Forum at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome devoted to “Youth Communication in the Social Media Age”. During that forum, says the article, Mr Pier Luigi Dal Pino noted that “computer technology comes to the rescue of the new young entrepreneurs who, more than any other previous generation, are now able to grasp its true value in terms of productivity and efficiency.” The consequence, said Dal Pino, is that in Italy ”we need to focus on young people as future digital entrepreneurs”.