Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s digital minister in charge of social innovation. Audrey is also known for revitalizing the computer languages Perl and Haskell, as well as building the online spreadsheet system EtherCalc in collaboration with Dan Bricklin.
What can be done?
We need to turn the “internet of things” into the internet of beings.
We need to turn “virtual reality” into a shared reality.
We need to turn “machine learning” into collaborative learning.
We need to turn “user experience” into human experience.
When we hear “the singularity is near,” let us remember: Plurality is here.
Taiwan was able to face many COVID-19 challenges by utilizing open sourced technology and online citizen collaboration.