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The 4 Eras (continued).

Post by DefendTheTruth » 15 Apr 2021, 17:38

Ethiopia seems now to have leaped forward and said she will like to have "the advantage of a late comer" and directly and declared to have dived into the Era of Intelligent Entrprise, the 4th and currently latest Era in the development life cycle of electronic data processing endeavor.

I am aware that I could be not the best man to answer how this could be realized but still have my own reservation, based on my little understanding of the subject matter.

I wrote this topic after I came across some training documentation in the internet and got impressed very much and overwhelmed, didn't know what to say, felt that my country was left out and the cost could be devastating and wanted to share what I came across here, before 2 years, on 30th April, 2019, to be more precise.

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=182086&p=1172595#p1172595

I shared a one page graphic representation of the 4 Eras from this document with the head of an IT company in the western countries, whom I met at one occassion and he replied saying "he simply wishes that the relevant decisions makers in the company will realise this potential in due time"

In the country where this company is placed almost every business process has already been automated (successfully realized/reached the stage of business process automation) and digital transformation is in a full swing.

My view is that you can't efficiently realize the Era of Intelligente Enterprise before successfully established the Era of Digital Transformation and you can't jump start from Digital Transformation without already successfully completed (established) Business Process Automation.

The preceeding Era feeds into the following Era, that is my understanding currently.

The last time I visited Ethiopia I went to a government administrative office for some service and they were still carrying around office folder and they asked me to go and buy a "klaster" for my case (the file wrapper that we always used in offices to keep files).

It is unfortunate that we are still keeping killing each other while the rest of the world is already in fierce competition to control the world.






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Re: The 4 Eras (continued).

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Re: The 4 Eras (continued).

Post by DefendTheTruth » 27 Jan 2022, 17:16

Still Ethiopia thinks it can leap forward directly to the 4th stage in its effort of the digitalization of the nation, I still doubt that would be effective or viable.


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Re: The 4 Eras (continued).

Post by Dejach Aklilu » 27 Jan 2022, 18:28

Nobody can rival us Ethiopians when it comes to grandiose fantasies. I remember when Guad Menge proclaimed his socialist administration plans to eventually develop the atom bomb. Whether its Menge or Abiy, its the same grandiose propaganda.

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Re: The 4 Eras (continued).

Post by Horus » 27 Jan 2022, 18:40

Technology is now the very soul of a nation's economy, infrastructure, national security and national sovereignty. Actually, we are so far behind it is going to a massive national effort to simply become an end user.

For example, soon the Internet technology will be replaced by Blockchain technology. The financial and monetary use of Blockchain is already disrupting the idea of money as we know it. The world is moving away from the dollar and other currency systems controlled by specific nations.

The non-currency use of Blockchain is very easy to apply; all we need is a massive high computing hardware which we can purchase and a lot of electric power which we we have. Blockchain technology which simply a glorified and super massive ledger system የሂሳብ መዝገብ that is already being used in the MoE.

Of course, Blockchain as Internet of things (values) is going to kill the Internet which is the internet of information. But we are not even fully in the world of internet of information let alone internet of things.

More interesting and critical is the war on AI and Drone technology. We are at bottom of the world of automation and we must not and should not start from the step one. we must all we can to jump on AI and automation and drone science. Why?

Currently, the essential struggle between USA and China is exactly on these 3 areas - Drones, AI, and 5G!

Military power has now less to do with soldiers, tanks and other old school weapons. It is the era of irregular warfare that includes superiority in the control of software applications, news information and social media platforms (what we see on our computers, phones and tablets) as well as superiority and control of the Internet, the Blockchain hardware, cellular phones, satellites, fiber-optic cables and the 5G networks.

Every nation that uses these products by USA and China is also under surveillance of the 2 super-powers. So, we have start somewhere! From here on it is not essentially an old school army that protects our economy, infrastructure, national security and sovereignty. It is internet, blockchain, 5G, Drone and AI technologies.

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Re: The 4 Eras (continued).

Post by Dejach Aklilu » 27 Jan 2022, 19:45

We are placing the cart before the horse when dreaming about AI and blockchain. Reality check: less than 1% of the ethiopian population currently subscribes to reliable broadband. The primary reason being the shoddy service provided by the state telecom monopoly. The reluctance of the govt in letting go of the monopoly of its telecom licence for the sake of eavesdropping and surveillance will ensure the ethiopian population will lag a good 200 years behind in Internet penetration. The Safricom deal is encouraging but privatisation needs to accelerate 100 times faster if we are to make up the lost years of digitisation under woyanne.

Foreign banks need to be allowed to enter Ethiopia. Currently only two banks dominate the banking scene, both being state banks. Its this way because the govt wants to have the upper hand in controlling the economy, which it can't do if lending is dominated by private foreigner lenders. But it's better to relinquish a degree of control for the sake of accelerated growth that will result from easily available capital. Companies that dream of AI or blockchain or creating an african silicon Valley can only begin with cheap capital being available which we currently don't have and cheap digital infrastructure which we definitely definitely dont have yet. But all can be accomplished in a 20 year time span, provided the govt curbs its urge to control everything and every sector and allows capital inflows from abroad as well as privatise at breakneck speed.

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Re: The 4 Eras (continued).

Post by Horus » 27 Jan 2022, 22:42

Dejazmach,
I am having difficulty grasping your point. Whether a bank is private or state owned can use Blockchain technology for its data management. As we speak the Ethiopian ministry of Education is using Blockchain. Do you know what Blockchain is?

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