Technology Empowers the Poorest

POSTED BY: gallery2 | Fri Apr 18th, 2008 6:09 p.m.

The Long Now Foundation's monthly series Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Iqbal Quadir presents
Technology Empowers the Poorest

Iqbal Quadir is an advocate of business as a humanitarian tool; his overriding principle is "connectivity is productivity." In partnership with microcredit pioneer Grameenbank, he brought the first commercial telecom services, Grameenphone, to millions of Bangladeshi living in rural areas. He is currently the founding Director of the Program in Developmental Entrepreneurship at MIT, which studies ways for people to adopt technology in empowering and democratizing ways. His latest projects are focused on solutions for bringing electrical power and potable water to rural areas.

The Seminars About Long-term Thinking were started in 02003 to build a coherent, compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking, to help nudge civilization toward Long Now's goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

The Seminars are hosted by Stewart Brand.

Wednesday, May 21st, 02008

Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hours
Located at The Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center

$10 suggested donation

We recommend you arrive early; priority seating is available for Members of Long Now.

There will be a reception at the Long Now Museum & Store following the Seminar.

For more information contact:
Danielle Engelman
Community Development Director
415.561.6582 x1