By Ann Brown
When you think about technological innovation and disrupters, people like Silicon Valley’s Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk and Jack Dorsey naturally come to mind.
According to author Ramesh Srinivasan, the innovators creating the technologies of the future aren’t coming out of the wealthy campuses of Silicon Valley, but instead from the developing nations of Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
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“The dominant majority of technology users, even Facebook and Google users, aren’t in Canada. They’re not in the United States. They’re not even in Europe,” Srinivasan told Spark host Nora Young.
“They’re in the continents of the global south.”
In his book “Beyond the Valley: How Innovators Around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow,” Srinivasan highlights forward-thinking projects around the world that he says wealthier tech nations can learn from.
“I’m not trying to exoticize this, but the constraints people face actually force a type of innovation, a type of creativity that would not be possible if you simply thought you had infinite access to resources,” he said.
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