May 10, 2017

Technology will redefine our future and the progress of the SDGs

Written by Patrick Fine, Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360

Technology is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and the 2030 Agenda is counting on breakthrough technologies to propel social and economic progress. But, when technology advances at an exponential rate, will it open the door to limitless possibilities or to a level of disruption that breeds a whole new set of challenges? Alex Dehgan, CEO and Co-founder of Conservation X Labs, a start-up for tech conservation and development, talks with me about exponential technologies — those technologies that are increasing in power and impact at an exponential rate. From computer chips that double their processing performance every 18 months to the harnessing of the human genome, exponential technologies are redefining our future and raising new questions and challenges.

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Technology is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and the 2030 Agenda is counting on breakthrough technologies to propel social and economic progress. But, when technology advances at an exponential rate, will it open the door to limitless possibilities or to a level of disruption that breeds a whole new set of challenges?

Alex Dehgan, CEO and Co-founder of Conservation X Labs, a start-up for tech conservation and development, talks with me about exponential technologies — those technologies that are increasing in power and impact at an exponential rate. From computer chips that double their processing performance every 18 months to the harnessing of the human genome, exponential technologies are redefining our future and raising new questions and challenges.

Join me to peek into the future and explore the potential of exponential technology. This is one podcast you won’t want to miss.

This conversation is part of a series of candid discussions I’m having with cutting-edge thinkers in international development. You can hear the entire series on SoundCloud or iTunes.

Read the transcript.

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