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Lo sviluppo del divario digitale

STOCCOLMA – Il 25 settembre i leader mondiali si riuniranno a New York per adottare i nuovi Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile, ovvero i 17 obiettivi ed i 169 target ad essi legati che sono il risultato di ampie negoziazioni politiche e che definiranno i parametri dei prossimi 15 anni al fine di raggiungere l’obiettivo complessivo della comunità internazionale: “porre fine alla povertà in tutte le sue forme e ovunque.”

Gli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile sono senza dubbio nobili e ambiziosi. Tuttavia, in un momento di profondo cambiamento scientifico e tecnologico, continuano ad essere considerevolmente convenzionali. La tecnologia informatica, che definisce lo sviluppo sociale ed economico di questo secolo, viene solo brevemente menzionata (nei cosiddetti target secondari). Nel documento non c’è alcun riferimento al ruolo rivoluzionario che l’esplosione emergente della connettività, dell’informazione, e dei dati potrebbe svolgere nel porre fine alla povertà.

Non c’è alcun dubbio sull’impatto che la tecnologia informatica avrà sulla crescita economica. I governi, i politici e le organizzazioni internazionali dovrebbero quindi sfruttare al meglio il potenziale di Internet per favorire lo sviluppo globale ed il potenziamento individuale.

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