Imagine if we gave our old phones to a disadvantaged person.
Alright let's take out the need for sim card, wifi and data plans. Let's suppose there is an open network for wifi.
What about the 'old people' who have no 'use' anymore.
So, let's think. Every year we can upgrade our iPhone and get the latest model. What happens to the old ones? I don't really know. All I know is you get some money back for doing so and happy days.
But, what if we instead gave the phones to a hospice, or to an orphanage or in fact to a single mother who has to stay at home and can't access the tools of education.
So, I came up across this article on Medium.
The plausibility of someone not actually looking at their phone and being 'anti-social' but are using it as a tool to learn. Wow.
Of course there is a large amount of distraction that comes with this. How do we show them how to use this? How do they know what will interest them? What do they achieve by doing this?
So can we enable those who:
- can't afford education to learn.
- have exhausted their 'use' in society to learn new tools.
- enable the single mother at home to earn money from home.
- to enable the lost student to find their calling.
- provide a wealth of knowledge that isn't accessible in developing countries.
I don't know. It's just a thought.
Give a man fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for eternity.