Other variations on technology transfer
May 17, 2011
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The dominant paradigm for technology transfer is from developed nations to developing nations, often involving technologies developed through intensive investment in complex technological research. But there is another form of technology transfer that may well be quite important in the future: technology transfer from developing nations to developed nations. Let us take the case of water usage. People living in developing nations know how to use water quite effectively. They can wash all their dishes, or take a bath, with just a half a liter of water, or less. The technology is incredible, and those of us who lived in developed nations lack the basic know-how. But there is room for us to learn. Such know how should be transferred back to the developed world where we live such wasteful lives.