Thursday, 15 September 2016

[wanabidii] Re: [TPN] The Global Information Technology Report 2016

Dear All,

All the said developed countries, including some of the Asian countries, like China, Japan and Korea, have gone through a thorough industrial revolution! Unless Africa goes through an industrial revolution, industrialization will be only a wishful thinking!

For Africa to go through an industrial revolution, the following drastic measures have to be taken:

1) Every African adult has to become literate, numerate and computerate.

2) Every African government has to set aside at least 5% of its national budget for research in science, technology and innovation.

3) Every African adult has to stop making decisions on the basis of religious or metaphysical beliefs which hamper scientific thinking.

4) Every African graduate has to be a master of African philosophy which will give him or her the tools for analysis, interpretation and planning according to the African context.

5) Every African leader has to believe in, and have the strongest political will for, the industrialization of the continent.

Those are the minimal requirements for Africa to be able to compete in the global ICT knowledge economy.


On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 19:24, Yona Maro <> wrote:

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2016.
On average, this group of high-achieving economies at the pinnacle of the report's Networked Readiness Index (NRI) economic impact pillar scores 33% higher than other advanced economies and 100% more than emerging and developing economies. The seven are all known for being early and enthusiastic adopters of ICT and their emergence is significant as it demonstrates that adoption of ICTs – coupled with a supportive enabling environment characterized by sound regulation, quality infrastructure and ready skills supply among other factors – can pave the way to wider benefits.

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