A topic that's ever increasing in relevance because of the increased effects of the Global Climate Destabilization.
Imagine sturdy PV powered laptops that put themselves automatically into a network, allowing free voip-calling, chat and tele-medicine. Welcome to the OLPC XO-XS !
Can the OLPC XO-XS deliver when it comes to disaster resilience? That's what's worth researching and keeping track of. The outset parameters look good:
- sturdy design capable of withstanding rough handling of kids
- PV powered
- puts itself in a network automatically, thus enabling voip-calling thanks to its built-in microphone, videocamera and speakers
- there is many organisations that have crucial info, remedies, how to prepare, how to increase the speed of recovery and cranking up society after disaster strikes. But how do you get that knowledge there? The XO can hold about 1000 ebooks. Of course it holds all the school- and exercise books
In Uruguay, Peru, Ruanda, ALL kids aged 5 till 15 have an XO laptop and this since 2010. Australia, and many island states are also on that road. At about 190€/laptop.7 years average age= 27 €/year.child including portable PV panel. Made to be repaired and rugged to withstand kids handling,every XO can hold about 1000 ebooks; so ALL school- and exercice books for a WHOLE school career and many other useful books on how to purify water with clay and saw-dust, how to make bale-houses, how to get a micro-loan and start-up a little busines, 1001 small business ideas, and many many more.
the XO puts itself in network automatically, thus enabling voip-calling thanks to its built-in microphone, videocamera and speakers
The XO put themselves in a network automatically. Here's how the kids see the others that are in reach.
Tele-medicine: the XO is all open soft and hardware. Plug in your usb-stetoscope, your usb-echography ultrasound device and through the mesh-network you may be able to get advice of a doctor.