Tag Archives: emerging futures

Dec 07: Connecting dots for an emerging future

“People are techno savvy. Mobile phone and the SIM card are powerful computing devices. Three most expensive infrastructures in banking, POS machine, ATM and Bank Teller will be replaced with the use of an inexpensive mobile phone,” “The mobile sector … Continue reading

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Design for an emerging world

The Torino World Design Capital 2008 website has just published my opinion piece written for them, here’s a longish excerpt to encourage you to read the whole article. Poverty, culture and the environment are the three global megatrends that are … Continue reading

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The most insightful observation on the mobile internet experience for the BoP

This is not to say that these billions of mobile phones do not have the potential to access content from the web – rather, the  traditional browser-based paradigm of internet usage does not cater to them. The idea that the … Continue reading

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