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  •  I'm not that deep into the subject (6+ / 0-)

    I just know about major advancements that have been made in Africa through general science and technology sites like MIT's Technology Review and Scientific American.  

    The biggest deal is this: Cellphones, sat-phones, and GPS have allowed people in the Third World to circumvent the limitations of infrastructure by calling for services anywhere, and being able to locate each other anywhere.  People who had to wait several days for medical attention to arrive can get it within hours.  The costs in both time and economic value inflicted by poor road conditions and poorly-mapped territories have been drastically reduced.

    It's also profoundly increased the effectiveness of traditional charity and volunteer work, since they can get food, water, shelter, and medicine to needed areas from central depots far more quickly.

    Republicans would rather live in shit than be seen working a shovel.

    by Troubadour on Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 08:23:10 PM PDT

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