March Update: Message from Mei Lin 

Dear Internauts,

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present.” Abraham Lincoln wrote during the middle of the Civil War. I invite you all to shift away from the dogmas of the quiet past, to rise to meet the challenges of the stormy present: Together we can build a better world, where every voice is heard, and every person matters.

Last month, I was honored to speak alongside wonderful speakers on virtual panels, including Athena Alliance, I-WIN and Nexus Global, on the future of women and the ways in which we sustainably design and inclusively deploy digital technology so current and future generations can connect to thrive.

We are so pleased to share the announcement that the Marconi Society has opened nominations for the 2021 and 2022 prizes and scholarly awards. This year, the awards will specifically address the social and humanitarian impact of a candidate’s scientific contributions.

Nishal Mohan, scientist, technologist, and policy architect committed to creating a more equitable world for all, shares an inspiring piece about his mission to ensure that communities have the digital resources they need to thrive and realize their full potential.

Yuval Noah Harari asks what we can learn for the future from our year of Covid, and introduces his three basic rules for protecting us from digital dictatorships, even in a time of plague.

In our Digital Cooperation and Diplomacy meeting, we had the opportunity to deep-dive into the ‘digital building blocks’, digital transformation centers and other approaches to consider as we look to create decentralized exchanges of value and more financial resilience for those who need it most. decentralized exchange of value.

Sincerely,

Mei Lin Fung

Co-Founder and Chair

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