Almost 25% of readers of the OpenMind web are from Mexico. This is the reason why we have chosen this country to go one step further in our internationalization process, presenting our community and the book There’s a Future: Visions for a Better World.
As ambassadors of the OpenMind community, Francisco González, Chairman and CEO of BBVA and Sandip Tiwari, Director of the US National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) have presented the community in Mexico City.
In a priviledged setting, and accompanied by two Mexican references, Dr. Arturo Fernández Pérez, President of ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) and journalist and pundit Pedro Ferriz de Con, they have presented this book about the great challenges of the future, a future which in words of Francisco González, “we shape through the millions of decisions we make every day”. For this future to be the best possible for people, knowledge is key. “The quality of our future depends on our capacity to manage the main force that drives change in the world: the technological and scientific revolution”.
In this sense, nanotechnology expert Sandip Tiwari travelled in his intervention through the history of science and technology during the last 500 years and highlighted the magnitude of the changes that both have contributed to in society and in the way we live. For Tiwari education is key to achieving the balance between maximum technological advance and a sustainable way of life. He is optimistic about the future and trusts that science will be a positive factor of change.
Arturo Fernández also stressed the importance of education in building a better future, in this case for Mexico. The President of ITAM considers that information technology is the key to improving education in Mexico because it reduces costs, it increases diffusion and it provides access to knowledge to all different types of people.
We would like to finish by thanking all our Mexican friends for the warm welcome they have given OpenMind and we hope to come back soon. Until then, we invite all our followers there to continue sharing their ideas in OpenMind, so that we can all together achieve a better future.
Thank you and see you soon!