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África, la tecnología y el medioambiente

JOHANNESBURGO – La innovación tecnológica ofrece a África inmensas posibilidades. Por eso la última semana asistí a una reunión de líderes africanos en el marco del Foro Económico Mundial en Kigali (capital de Ruanda), donde examinamos de qué manera la economía digital puede impulsar el tipo de cambio radical que necesita el continente.

Pero al mismo tiempo, tuvimos que pensar en otras herramientas más antiguas que nos legaron nuestros ancestros; a saber, el pensamiento a largo plazo y el trabajo colectivo. Estas herramientas son una forma de tecnología que es preciso usar ahora para que nuestros descendientes tengan una oportunidad.

El cambio climático será la prueba definitiva de nuestra capacidad de usar las tecnologías viejas y las nuevas para proteger el futuro de nuestros hijos.

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