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.

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5 historic billboard campaigns (or everything old is new again)!

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Burma Shave highway signs (1925). Shoot the brute some… Burma-Shave! Through the power of this advertising tactic, Burma Shave would become the second highest selling brand of shaving cream on the market. Within this vale… Of toil… And sin… Your head grows bald… But not your chin… use… Burma-Shave! Can you think of a better use for technology that that?

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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.

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