Have you thought that corona crisis together with digitalization is increasing inequalities?

E_SDG goals_icons-individual-rgb-10As a professor of computer science, or researcher, I do not think my responsibility is to push computer science (I was doing it a lot before, before but now I understand my role differently). I think my role is  to share knowledge about computer science and ask questions. According to https://www.worldometers.info/ there are 5.5 billions internet users in the world (out of 7.7 billions people). Of these 5.5 billions I am not sure about the quality of their connections or devices. So when you post on social media, the pictures of your family reunion on zoom or other video platforms, or when you state that you finally apreciate digitalization, this makes me happy for you, like when I see you eat deliciuos food.  But, have you thought that this corona crisis together with digitalization is increasing the divide? It is increasing the divide not only the digital one, but increased inequalities among people dramatically. You do not need to travel to Africa, or to immigrants camps, in Italy there are ordinary  families which access internet only by phone and many old people without smart phones. Even in Norway I know people my age who still have  phones which are not smart.

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