A technology is an imagination, such as the Digital which is hoped to be a silver bullet to all problems. Every technology creates externalities, and should be perceived as a lens to shape the future by understanding the present deeply. A digital lens is political as it is not just science but commerce undergirding the mechanics as a technology or innovation is only as good as the money it can generate. E Retail, Uber or Privacy issues all are linked to the ability to generate revenue, and kind off easing and improving standard of living along the path. As Prime Minister Modi recites in every address practically, ‘the transformative nature of technology’ through digital india and start up india, pointing to the possibilities of digital to bypass the bureaucratic inefficiencies that riddle the country. I have wish to Ask in my book project, is the transformation really changing lives, saving lives by creating jobs or improvements or it is only for the Gartner Tech Hype Curve?
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Born and raised in Mumbai, India with an undergrad degree from Oman and a masters degree from the National University of Singapore. I am an Environmental Professional with a passion for Sustainability, Social Innovation and Governance related issues. A Change Agent in the making who believes that small is beautiful and that impact can be achieved -one soul at a time. View all posts by changethinker