Embracing technology to tackle Asia’s growing digital divide

Creator: Jayant Menon, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute A silver lining amid the unfolding tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the acceleration of the virtual economic system. Lockdowns and social distancing measures have hastened the adoption of applied sciences of the Fourth Business Revolution (4IR) that allow work-from-home preparations, far flung finding out, telemedicine and different novel forms of service delivery. Whilst this acceleration is in most cases welcome, there’s a worry that it is going to build up inequality inside…