Five Ways the Cell Phone Is Changing the World
1. Exposing state secrets in repressive regimes like N. Korea.
2. Advancing democracy in places like Iran and China.
3. Enabling commerce in many African countries and in India.
4. Distributing medicine and helping to identify which critical medicines (penicillin, anti-malaria medicine) are out of stock in isolated clinics in Africa.
5. Waging war - both NATO forces and the Taliban are strategically using cell phones in Afghanistan .
This website adds a few more ways the cell phone is changing the world, including profoundly improving the lives of millions of deaf people.