Technology and Society
October 8th, 2007: Raj Reddy
Mozah Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics
This talk will provide a personal and Carnegie Mellon centric view of the history of computers and computing over the past 50 years and how it has changed the way we live, learn and work. As the costs get lower and lower, new information appliances are emerging which promise a digital inclusion of the 5 billion people who have been outside of the digital divide leading to an empowerment of weaker sections that have been deprived of access to knowledge. This in turn will help them to help themselves instead of relying on charity (and handouts) which is neither scalable not sustainable.