We know the collective west is convinced that they are the centre of the universe. But how many have wondered who is actually making this technology possible?
11 March 2023 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News
As you will see below, the name of this great tech publication is based on the Westen corporate term for ‘everyone else.’
It is slowly becoming clear in the Global North that ‘everyone else’ is in fact made of up of billions of people.
And not only are they ‘feeding’ our desires, but they actually yearn for the same things we do. Imagine that.
But, kidding aside, maybe it is time for ‘the rest of the world’ to concede that it is the Western countries who are fostering this endless ‘us (or US) vs them mentality.
Imagine, for example, how much the world could have grown if they were not spending a trillion dollars a year on their mainstay MO: war, money, and oil.
Imagine if we had spent the last 20+ years working with other countries in space, in the labs, in the construction of projects like NEOM, in renewable resources, in driver-free-cars (kidding) or creating enough food to actually feed the ‘rest of the world.’
It is almost too late to daydream about that Shangri-la.
But, keep in mind: We are going to be the losers, not them.
The rest of the world actually knows what the hell they are doing.
James Porteous | Clipper Media News
READ: The Rest of the World.
From their Website:
Rest of World is an international nonprofit journalism organization.
We document what happens when technology, culture and the human experience collide, in places that are typically overlooked and underestimated.
We believe the story about technology is as big as the world that’s using it, and that everyone — from those building technology to those using it — can benefit from a broader global perspective.
A note on our name: If you don’t recognize it, “rest of world” is a ridiculous corporate term commonly used in global business operations. It’s a catch-all phrase that means, basically, “everyone else.”
And it generally represents billions of people outside of the Western world. We know that their stories matter.
The term “rest of world” is a symptom of a larger problem: a Western-centric worldview that leaves innumerable insights, opportunities and complexity out of the conversation.