It is important to recognize the global success in advancing the adoption of ICTs, particularly telephones and the Internet, around the world. Private sector telecom investment supported by smart government policies fostered infrastructure development to the extent that now over 90% of the world's population is covered by mobile telephone signals.
When Teresa Njeri got pregnant in 2001 in Kiambu, a suburb of Nairobi, it was the end of the world. She was joyous about
Suffice to say, the opportunity is real, it's huge, and it's just waiting to be tapped. It's important to note that solar crowdfunding may be instrumental in making it happen.
If the "IoT" has such short-term promise (not to mention its long-term transformational impact on every aspect of our society and economy), why does the very term, let alone the examples that are already making it a reality, remain such a mystery in the U.S?
Seven years ago I almost lost my life to HIV, but today, HIV has given me a second chance at life. Since I joined m2m, I have been empowered, and in turn I have empowered my clients, children, and my community. Now I am able to live my life to the fullest every day, helping mothers and saving babies to fulfill the m2m vision of a world where babies are free from HIV.
"I learned from this experience that when you are unutterably sad, the [best] thing you can do is do something for someone else."
The advances the Internet has seen and enabled during the last decade have been monumental but are nothing compared to what we're about to see. The Internet has only just begun to change the world.
There is no reason why machines can't help facilitate human communications. In the future, you'll be able to arrange meetings with friends and colleagues by asking them to "have your machine call my machine."