Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

One such conversation was with a doctor from Burma. He was intrigued by what this distributed infrastructure could mean for his work in Burma. We discussed how Burma is now the first “smartphone only” country in the world. When speaking about the blockchain to many people in the United States, I get a puzzled look on why the technology matters. I last went to Burma in 2007. We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards.

Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

One such conversation was with a doctor from Burma. He was intrigued by what this distributed infrastructure could mean for his work in Burma. We discussed how Burma is now the first “smartphone only” country in the world. When speaking about the blockchain to many people in the United States, I get a puzzled look on why the technology matters. I last went to Burma in 2007. We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

One such conversation was with a doctor from Burma. He was intrigued by what this distributed infrastructure could mean for his work in Burma. We discussed how Burma is now the first “smartphone only” country in the world. When speaking about the blockchain to many people in the United States, I get a puzzled look on why the technology matters. I last went to Burma in 2007. We live in strange times, and sometimes it seems that the world is spinning backwards.

A Glimpse: My American Dream

thebarefootvc

The essays were a breeze…I wrote about how I had seen the positive impact of communication technologies (at the time, radio and television) in remote villages throughout my trips back to Africa and India, and how I wanted to be a part of bringing that connectivity to everyone in the world, as a means of creating better education opportunities, livelihoods and understanding amongst each other. I have just started a new job with the Omidyar Network.

Burma 43