CNBC: How data can unlock the future of Africa

It was less than 10 years ago that the world’s most valuable resource was oil.  States would do all they could to ensure some sort of control over a portion of the oil economy. Some even went to war for it, and those that controlled the oil industry controlled the world.

However, as our society becomes more technologically driven, a new resource has taken oil’s place as the world’s most important commodity, and it does not exist in the physical plane. I am talking, of course, about data.

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