New Telecommunications for the Developing World
Author: Clarke, Arthur C.
Source: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 7, Number 2, June 1982 , pp. 102-111(10)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:After telephone, radio, television, telex and data networks, it will be communication satellites, comsats, which will bring the greatest benefits to the Developing World, particularly through direct broadcasting. A warning is given for the future, to choose wisely between competing facilities and the distinction between regulations and controls is emphasized. An end of censorship is foreseen, as freedom of information will inevitably come about and even poor countries will be able to rent the facilities of 'electronic tutors'. It is forecast that by the year 2000 these 'weapons of peace' will be available for all Mankind.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Publication date: 1982-06-01