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Title: Kicking the Infrastructure Habit
Other Titles: Jim Bettison Oration: Kicking the Infrastructure Habit
Authors: Gardner-Stephen, Paul Mark
Mackie, Greg
Adelaide Festival Corporation
Keywords: Communications technology
Disadvantaged persons
Serval Project
Science and innovation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Radio Adelaide
Series/Report no.: Adelaide Festival of Ideas : Planning for Uncertainty ; 7th-9th October 2011.
Abstract: Adelaide Festival of Ideas session, Elder Hall, 1:15pm, Saturday 8th October, 2011. This is the Jim Bettison Memorial Oration, chaired by Greg Mackie.
Modern communications systems use extensive and expensive infrastructure to deliver services we could only dream of a few decades ago. This works for those who enjoy peace and sufficient wealth, but fails to reach the last billion people in poorer countries, as well as those in remote, emergency or disaster situations. Now modern mobile phones have the potential to communicate directly, to form networks without reliance on any infrastructure. The Serval Project based at Flinders University is turning this dream into a reality. It is working to make communications available to everyone, anywhere, any time - especially to those who need it most.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25646
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