Talk of the Week – Aleph Molinari: Let’s bridge the digital divide!


Inspired by Larisa, one of our dedicated TEDxBloggers, the talk of the week takes a look on the digital world, which isn’t really mirroring our whole world, but is rather a reflection of certain parts of it.

 

Aleph Molinari speaks about the 5 billion people around the world, who unfortunatley still belong to the offline population, hence giving them a huge deficit and making them less competitive. Christ Harrsion’s Internet Map visualizes the outreach of the digital world. This image of the world is also captured by the Astronomy Picture of the world at night. Human-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth’s surface, so does the Internet Map.

 

We are talking about a digital revolution but 70 % of the world’s population is still excluded, not having access to these technologies. Molinari is talking about the right to internet and the imperative of using it efficiently and for educational purpose.  The internet isn’t just a luxury commodity but a necessary tool for change and therefore a basic tool for the 21st century society. Through education and technology-focused community centers, Aleph Molinari empowers the 5 billion people who cannot access or use the Internet and other technologies.

 

Header Image(s) from Pixabay & Gratisography

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