To reach optimal SynCH,
individuals must have access to and embrace an Information Technology
Syndicated Life (ITSLife). Rather than living in a closed world and
economic environment, tribesmen to the most remote tribes must have
access to optimal IT services and capabilities and use them
effectively. Is this too much to ask? No - it is happening in the most
remote areas of the world to optimal results everyday.
Consider a recent feature in the
NYTimes on a small village in China using the Internet to optimize
their market selling the processing of sheepskins, and making their
village and its' people prosperous in the process. Before the Internet
reached their community, they received far below optimal market
opportunities and were isolated from the global economy and greater
'virtual community.' In a few years with the Internet and IT in hand,
they've expanded every aspect of their lives - they receive higher
prices for their products, sell much more product to a global
marketplace, teach their children, and participate in a global
society. All they needed to realize these great advances was ITSLife.
Is their any segment of society too primitive, remote or worthless to
deserve such opportunity? No. So, what is holding back this better
model of ITSLife?
To succeed, we need to move
toward universal access - first by tribe and then to the individual
level. We need to embrace standards for simple, cheap technologies,
access, applications and services that make IT viable to the least
educated segments of our societies, and then use ITSLife to bring all
people to a higher level - teaching them about and through IT.
Some of this will happen
literally overnight -people able to use and leverage ITSLife will
immediately leverage IT the day it arrives in their village. If I take
an Internet enabled computer with access running a few simple,
valuable syndicated applications to a remote village in Tanzania, as I
intend to do, the tribesmen will immediately start selling their
products and resources at a far more optimal level than they can
today. Their children and less sophisticated people will quickly start
working with the new capabilities to experience the greater world
offered therethrough and learn in the process. Illiteracy will go from
80% to 0% as quickly as access is expanded and optimized - probably in
a matter of very few years. AIDS will slowly be eradicated.
Will they lose their cultural
identities as an outcome? More likely they will strengthen it, share
it with the world, and survive and prosper in the process.
Reality has shown we should
expect the best for all those who have access to ITSLife and their
societies. If there are any among us who wish to prevent that from
being the reality for any people, we must be concerned about their
individual motives and interests as they are not in synch with optimal