Google is partnering with San Francisco to provide free phone numbers and voicemail boxes to homeless individuals. In my mind, this is a very insightful solution to a problem that every city in the world is facing: reaching the homeless and giving them a communications tool to allow them to help themselves. It allows the homeless to cross the ‘communications divide’ by giving them a communications identity that can be so important in receiving social services, or getting a job.
After all, Hyperconnectivity provides connectivity to all who ‘could benefit from being connected’. Thanks to the City of San Francisco and Google for their inspired leadership.