🤖 #qct 14: Mobile money and a fork in the road
Hey there, Happy New Year!
If you've been to a country in sub-Saharan Africa in the last 10 years, you'll have seen mobile money in action. It's everywhere, and it's had an amazing impact on people's lives.
But I've also seen it lay the groundwork for some nastier products and patterns, that diminish people's lives and opportunities.
💸 Mobile money, and fintech, is at a fork in the road (6 min read)
🔖 Something I’ve read
This Christmas, I've revisited the writing of L.M. Sacasas, one of the most thoughtful writers on tech, culture and ethics over the last 10 years. Here's two piece that inspired me to think more deeply about technology.
Against Technological Shortcuts (2011)
How (Not) to Learn from the History of Technology (2018)
See you out there,
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