In many ways, African consumers have been leaders in adopting new technologies in segments like mobile telephones, data connectivity, and mobile money. However, African governments have lagged behind this trend. The reasons for the lag are numerous and primarily due to the following: Limited funding, likely because of budgetary priorities targeted at basic needs such as infrastructure…Read more →
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I often sit back and marvel at the rate of adoption of new technologies in Africa which, in many cases, exceeds that of developing world. Technology is embraced when it solves practical problems. The most notable example in Africa has been the exponential penetration of mobile telephony, and more recently smart phones. The lack of…Read more →
For the first segment in this series, I will touch on the social tipping point I believe we are currently on. I won’t address any specific advances I think will impact us in the future yet. I will save these for the segments to come and rather touch on the social impact or “Social Physics,”…Read more →