Scientific Terrapin

  • Published 2011

Abstract

IN T R O D U C T IO N The proliferation of technology over the last few decades has completely changed the world we live in. New high-tech tools have revolutionized fields such as communication, education, business, and health care, among many others. Though no one would argue that computers or the mobile phone have solved all of the world’s problems, few would dispute that such tools have affected our lives in exciting and generally positive ways. Unfortunately, the majority of the world has had very limited, if any, access to these new technologies, which are primarily designed with the wealth and resources of developed countries in mind. The situation is aggravated by the fact that these emerging regions, often lacking quality education, health care, and more, could benefit the most from the prosperity that technology can bring. The mission of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) laboratory is to research, develop, and deploy technology solutions for the many challenges of the developing world. This task is not as simple as sending technology from developed countries to places that could benefit from technological

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