Let’s use technology to unlock ingenuity

My friend Abi Manifold reminded me, through a post on Twitter, of Sugata Mitra’s inspirational TED talk about how he had embedded computers in walls in Delhi which children had used to educate themselves.

I think there are so many other ways we can use this principle. It’s why I support the deployment of free wifi wherever it can be utilised. Put it there and people will use it in ingenious ways. People are creative when given the chance. They just need some tools.

Here’s Sugata Mitra’s talk

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2 Responses to Let’s use technology to unlock ingenuity

  1. I love this TED Talk. I agree with you about people being creative. And I love that creativity can lead to ‘an engaged citizenry’ – see http://www.makingisconnecting.org :)

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