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“All The Stuff We Are Doing Is Obsolete. It Doesn’t Make Sense To Build Smart Cities Like This”

"All of the stuff we are doing is obsolete. It doesn’t make sense to build a world like this. We are creating more inequality, we are going to have more tension, we are going to use technology for the wrong stuff and people will remain poor and few will become so rich,” states Sam Pitroda, the technology evangelist who revolutionized India’s telecom sector more than 30 years ago. In an interview with [email protected] ([email protected]), part of the University of Pennsylvania, the 75 year old Pitroda shared his vision of the future; specifically how smart technology should be used and how it shouldn’t be. Despite his long history of using technology to bring about change, Pitroda believes we should not just use technology for technology’s sake, that we should be identifying problems and finding solutions, some of which may involve technology. “We can do so much without any technology input today. Of course, technology will help […]

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