Remember the first time you saw a touchscreen smartphone? The utter amazement of seeing a phone without buttons, simply a flat surface with sensitive screen, the size of your hand. The same wonder can be read in the eyes of dozens of African kids when one guy brings a quadcopter in Zombo District, Uganda.
He’s simply bringing a toy for them, but the children react above expectations. They start cheering, running, pointing out the flying device, mesmerized. While the adults are somewhat apprehensive, glancing to the cameraman, kids are jumping up and down and start following the drone. The latest technology has reached their village too, a sign that with good intentions and smart measures, people in developing countries will have access to the same resources the rest of the world enjoys.
Facebook is another champion of bringing the future in poor regions, with the Internet.org initiative.