Trained as a Statistician and started working as a programmer in 1972 in Costa Rica. Graduate degrees from Essex and Oxford led to an IT consulting career in UK and Australia. In 1988 founded the Technology Research Club, in Costa RIca, as a sideline to consulting. Managed to continue consulting in Australia on and off for 20 years, while maintaining CR residence. Speaking and writing about the implications of technology adoption in the Third World, lead to publish Costa Rica's Digital Strategy in 2008.
The use of Technology as the means of wealth creation in the Third World.
Given that Knowledge is the most important mean of production, we should use technology to fast track Third World economies to become knowledge based. This could be achieved through education and research, with and about technology. The new wealth created with technology will promote the arts so they can inspire science, which in turn will form the basis for new technology and thus close the loop.
Relationship between arts, science, technology and economy.
Competitive sports that promote concentration and physical well being (as well as dealing with the two impostors just the same).
As a TEDx Licensee I am looking to give the creation and spreading of ideas in Spanish a big push. I have no doubt Knowledge is like love, when you share it grows. We are only beginning to grasp the fundamentals of the knowledge economy (which are very different from the traditional money based one).
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