Any useful idea about the future should appear to be ridiculous.
Afrotech is a future Africa initiative based at EPFL. Its objective is to help pioneer advanced technologies in Africa at massive scale. Afrotech is especially interested in MOOCs, digital identity, Big Data, robotics, and imagineering near future Africa. It takes the mobile phone as proof that advanced technology can be transformative in even the poorest African communities – and that only imagination stands in the way of other leaps into the future.
Blah. Blah. Blah…European leaders pledged on Tuesday to make fighting youth unemployment in the bloc a priority but came up with no new ideas to tackle a problem that risks fuelling social unrest and distrust of mainstream parties.
You might have noticed that I have spent more time attacking the hypothetical positions of my opponents than actually clarifying my own position on this Issue. I will grant you that tiny concession, hypothetical-reader-with-whom-I’m-carrying-on-a-conversation, but you have failed to take into account that, prior to submitting this article, I also found some statistics. It’s basically checkmate.