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Question Box: Bringing the Power of the Internet to People Without Computers Question Box: Bringing the Power of the Internet to People Without Computers

Rose Shuman is bringing the life-saving value of a fast Google-type search to even the most remote parts of the globe.

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Google is great. Ask basic questions, get instant answers. You do it every day, and are more efficient for it. That access to information can be a matter of life or death or business survival in rural villages in the developing world, but the people who need basic information the most often don’t have internet access or computers. They may not even be able to read or write. So Rose Shuman, of the nonprofit Open Mind, came up with a plan to bring the value of a Google-type search to even the most remote parts of the globe.

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Revolutionary Eyeglasses You Tune Yourself, No Optician Needed Game Changing Eyeglasses for the Developing World that Work for Every Prescription

Adaptive eyeglasses eliminate the need for an optician, potentially making it affordable for hundreds of millions of people to see clearly.


This simplest solutions usually offer the biggest hope.

Here's an elegant first step towards helping everyone on earth see well enough to attend primary school or hold a decent job: eyeglasses that you can adjust to your prescription by yourself, without an optician. That eliminates the most expensive aspects of corrective vision-wear, the high-paid doctor, and making personalized lenses.

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