I am suppose to be giving a talk — I really need to prepare for it — on Indian Technology and how it may (or may not) play an important role in the Flat WOrld.Â Here is the abstract that I prepared for the talk:
Technology has made the competitive world flat and created opportunities for ambitious countries to change their fortunes.Â To capitalize on this opportunity, a country must select a technology wave and ride it. Timing is critical.Â A country must time its adoption to coincide with certain inflection pointsâ€”disruptive technologiesâ€”to reap the greatest benefits.Â India is considered an early beneficiary of Information Technology revolution.Â Whether India can utilize its early lead to emerge as a leader in the Flat World remains an intriguing question. Â It seems that India is in a great position to ride the wave of new frontier in computing, the experiential computing, but many important steps need to be taken to harness this opportunity.Â In this presentation, first we will discuss the disruptive computing technology that could help India become a leader, and then analyze the unique nature of Indian Technology and what needs to happen in India to capitalize on this unique historical opportunity.
I want to analyze the current Indian scene and understand the role of technology in Indian society in the next few decades.Â It will be fscinating research.Â I will be looking at all sources — if you have any ideas and suggestions, please direct those to me here or at my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org