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Should international development work with big tech – a means-ends discussion: Contra arguments

Should international development work with big tech – a means-ends discussion: Contra arguments

An input presenting the contra argument for international development working with big tech.

Dominic Orr

April 06, 2022
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  1. Winner takes all (personal
    data, country talent,
    venture capital)
    Winner shapes all (public
    policies and regulations;
    market rules of success;
    norms and ethics;
    professional profiles)
    Winner doesn’t innovate,
    it buys innovation
    Big tech prefers
    monopolies and walled
    gardens
    Big tech is opaque about
    what is really does (at
    least to the user)
    Big tech doesn’t care
    about you (unless it is a
    business opportunity)
    Should international
    development work with
    big tech – a means-ends
    discussion
    Contra arguments
    Dominic Orr, 5.4.2022

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  2. Big tech – why not?
    While it may seem good to
    use big tech as the main
    highways in the digital
    world, by promoting this
    use, we are stifling the
    digital ecosystem,
    hindering innovation, and
    contribute to crowding out
    local or community

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  3. Winner takes all (personal data, country talent,
    venture capital)

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  4. Winner shapes all
    (public policies and
    regulations; market
    rules of success; norms
    and ethics; professional
    profiles)

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  5. Winner doesn’t
    innovate, it buys
    innovation

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  6. Big tech prefers
    monopolies and
    walled gardens

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  7. Big tech is opaque about
    what is really does (at
    least to the user)

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  8. Big tech doesn’t care about you (unless it is a
    business opportunity)

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  9. Let’s be ambitious –
    supporting new digital
    ecosystems, both big
    and small

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