Tech In Africa Is Broken
President Adams said: “I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
There is value gained by a nation from investing in and winning wars or political plays. That value is wealth and infrastructure. Then the coming generation captures some of that value and diverts the use of infrastructure to other fields, those fields 'benefit' from some kind of 'unconventional application' and when said fields develop we call this benefit - 'technology' because it increases the fields Total Productivity Factor (TPF) value. Fields that find a way to improve productivity open a new source/level of wealth(that’s another discussion for another day) .
Lest I diverge the field then provide enough leverage for another unique generation that don’t really know about the former decade’s development to make really "amazing" things like entrainment, music, aesthetics, etc.
These are not necessarily REAL developments music doesn’t necessarily make me 'productive' like my personal computer does. But it’s an incremental development.
I will steal a word from Peter Theil and say it’s a 1 to n incremental developments, what we need are 0 to 1’s and they are HARD!!!