Donnerstag, 5 März
Mining in DRCongo and the Telecommunications Industry
Although the aesthetics of devices such as the I-phone may not encourage consideration for what lies beneath the surface, these are also products comprised of naturally occurring materials. An ostensibly immaterial sphere of instantaneously accessible information might be best plotted on a continuum of time relating where the materials inside have come from and where they will end up. For all the abundance of information available via the medium of telecommunications today,
Ironically and yet tragically there seems little awareness of the ethical issues which surround the mining of rare earth minerals in the DRC.
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