Roadless transportation network aimed at fighting global poverty

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Mobile technologies may be bringing opportunities to the developing world, but in many places there remains a fundamental lack of basic infrastructure. So argues the Matternet project, which aims to build a roadless transportation network as a way to help the world's remote poor connect with global markets and find a sustainable way to improve their lives. Conceived by an international team of business, design and engineering experts at California-based Singularity University, Matternet was born out of a desire to help the 1.4 billion people in the world who live in extreme poverty, usually without access to all-weather roads. Recognizing…

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