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Technology and Human Well-being (10 May 2002)
To a large extent, human well-being is largely dependent on the possession of good health and other resources, which in turn, correlate positively with access to knowledge and the ability to earn a livelihood. While the Internet offers unprecedented opportunities for individuals to augment their knowledge and to improve job prospects there are many for whom poverty, illiteracy, disease and problems related to aging throw up seemingly impenetrable barriers. These problems are global in nature and finding practical solutions will require global strategies. I will show how the Archimedes Project is working with local and overseas universities and organizations to build a global collaboration network in which researchers in different countries can work together in virtual project groups to tackle these global access problems. I will give examples of projects that are underway and discuss opportunities for participation
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  90.00    (Neil Scott, Archimedes Project, Stanford)  

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