Africa's tech future: A Twitter conversation shows why this is the continent to watch

The astonishingly rapid adoption of mobile on the internet was something no one could have dreamed of - but there's more to come.

ONE question that will be on the minds of African and world leaders as they meet in Cape Town this week for the World Economic Forum on Africa is whether the continent’s robust economic growth has been accompanied by depth and transformation, or whether it has just been a fluke that will soon come to an end.

It’s probably wise to temper optimism with caution, but there is one radical, undeniable change that has transformed the very fabric of African society - the mobile revolution.

The astonishingly rapid adoption of mobile on the internet was something no one could have dreamed of, but mobile isn’t done with Africa yet; there’s more to come.

 Mail & Guardian Africa spoke with Safaricom Ltd.‘s CEO Bob Collymore, one of the speakers at the Cape Town WEF, we asked: What’s the future of voice in Africa? What is the one underplayed tech innovation in Africa? And where is Africa’s Steve Jobs? —and more:

Here’s the Twitter interview as it happened, under the hashtag #AfricaTechFutures:

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