It is a common belief that one personal computer for every person is needed in order to inspire economic growth, alleviate inequalities and bridge the Digital Divide. Thus, many organizations are focused on spreading PCs to the developing world, but they barely make a dent in the incredible demand.
We believe that, in order to succeed in overcoming this problem we must abandon the paradigm of one computer per person. With Keepod there is no more need for a personal computer to have personal computing, and so there is no need for every child, or adult, to have their own computer. It is thanks to this new approach that we believe the Keepod Unite project to be a truly sustainable and scalable program that actually can bridge the digital divide.
The Keepod device is a very low cost solution, easy to replace, and ideal for situations where electronics can be easily damaged. Because the technology leaves no footprint on the host computer, user data is protected and personal information are never left behind.
Now imagine giving each person a transportable operating system, which is secure, easy and fun. Imagine refurbished computers, that would have otherwise ended up in landfills, being distributed in our cities and are ready to be shared.
Imagine the resulting benefits for the community and the environment, they would be immense! With Keepod Unite we can make this a reality.