Schrödinger’s Cat and the Sustainable Development Goals in the Digital Age


Schrödinger’s cat is the one stakeholder in that metaphorical story without a voice. In looking for pragmatic solutions for enacting the UN’s SDGs how can we ensure that all voices are heard in a set of seventeen SDGs which have multiple outcome targets, multiple stakeholders with varying interest, multiple places to start, multiple paths to follow and multiple outcomes being sought?


Author: Sam Lanfranco

Sam Lanfranco, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus at York University, Canada. As a development economist studying issues of innovation and sustainability in the internet ecosystem, his work includes global digital citizenship and engaged digital citizenship, and digital integrity within the Internet ecosystem. He is a visiting professor at XJTLU in China.

Twitter: @slanfranco

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Author: Klaus Stoll

Klaus Stoll is a visiting professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He has been active in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) since 2003. In 2015, he established the Brocas Group as a platform to aid the implementation to provide awareness and capacity building on all things related to internet governance.


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