Mesopotamia 2.0

A bunch of Silicon Valley execs are in Iraq, apparently “explore new opportunities to support Iraqi government and non-government stakeholders in Iraq’s emerging new media industry.”

From the press release:

The delegation […] will provide conceptual input as well as ideas on how new technologies can be used to build local capacity, foster greater transparency and accountability, build upon anti-corruption efforts, promote critical thinking in the classroom, scale-up civil society, and further empower local entities and individuals by providing the tools for network building.

I can’t decide whether this is pure genius or utter madness. [Via TechCrunch]