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Here you will find different aspects of what I am entertaining myself with:
I am interested in understanding the role of information and knowledge in social, economic and political development. Specifically, I am focusing on the digitization of information and communication processes in complex social systems.
Under this link here you can find more information around the study:
The world’s technological capacity to store, communicate and compute information (published in the Journal Science)
Current favorite quotes:
"Although I am fully convinced of the truth of the views given in this volume..., I by no means expect to convince experienced naturalists whose minds are stocked with a multitude of facts all viewed, during a long course of years, from a point of view directly opposite to mine... [B]ut I look with confidence to the future, -to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view both sides of the question with impartiality" (Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species, II 295-96).
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable" (Rene Descartes)
"Everyone has the right to ... receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers" (Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Before joining USC, I created and coordinated the Information Society Programme of the United Nations Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) (more widely known under its Spanish acronym CEPAL).