Earlier this year the Berkeley Lab released their “50 Breakthroughs” study – on the 50 most critical scientific and technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development.
SkollWorldForum.org asked Diana Jue, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Essmart, to reflect on a pointed insight from the Berkeley Lab report:
“Too often, technologies are hammers looking for nails, and incremental technologies with little impact are far too often over-celebrated because they offer compelling narratives about the technologists and entrepreneurs who create them.”
This quotation is very true. Unfortunately it’s these ...more