MIT Teams: "Can 4 Billion Cellphones Change the World for the Better?"

mitTeams of MIT Media Lab’s Next Billion Network participants -our next generation of tech movers and shakers- are exploring new ways to harness the increasingly ubiquitous cellphone to help people in developing nations to raise their incomes, learn to read, get where they’re going, and diagnose their health.

The teams are attempting to answer the question “can you make a cellphone change the world?” says Jhonatan Rotberg, director of the  Next Billion Network, formed to examine potential applications for the next one billion people expected to become cellphone users over the next three years. With cellphones now in the hands of four billion people worldwide, Rotberg says, “we’re at the threshold of something important in history.”  Read More.

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