But, is that necessarily a true statement? Are we really moving more towards a global community and international standards of decent living simply because half of the world has mobile technology? I would argue that in fact the same 1/2 which have always been spared the worst of conditions just happen to be isolating themselves more and more from the rest of the world in which we inhabit.
What about the other half? The half without a cell phone? The half who would trade a Nokia for a meal.
- 50% of the world's population lives in poverty that is unimaginable; earning $2.50 per day or less.
- 40% of the people of the world; all three billion of 'em, live without even clean drinking water.
- One in eight children in the world go to bed hungry every night. And, America, don't be so smug. Nearly 12 million children in the most prosperous country in the world, go hungry.
- What about WHO studies that indicate that because of inadequate healthcare, up to 100 million women die prematurely.