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Technology is often oversold as either a panacea for the world's problems or an unshakeable curse inflicting disruption and displacement on the most vulnerable.On balance, however, technology has always created more jobs and economic opportunities than it has destroyed.To be sure, capitalizing on the transformative potential of technology will require investing more money in people, particularly in women and children.Harnessing technology will also require sensible economic reforms, better infrastructure, more capable institutions and strategies to deliver digital solutions to marginalized populations. Indonesia, for example, has launched an ambitious program to connect an additional 100 million people to broadband, a recognition of the importance that connectivity plays in fostering economic opportunity.One poverty-reduction strategy worth exploring is communal access to technology.Affordability is not the only factor that keeps technology out of the hands of the poor. Today's cutting-edge technologies are evolving at a dizzying speed.
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