He quotes a proverb “If the pot is empty, what will come in the ladle?”
As he says, IT is mainly an enabling technology, one used to increase the efficiency of a system. But, if our pot is empty, what use is increasing the size of the
laddle. He lists several areas for innovators to work on: 1) Solar panels and energy efficient appliances like chulhas, 2) Healthcare research to develop newer vaccines, diagnostics and drugs to treat diseases, especially those effecting India and 3) agricultural research to increase productivity.