“The American Dream is a thing of the past, a new era is rising and this will for sure lead to the African French dream.” said Xin Wei. “Even if it’s our dreams that pushed us, that motivated us and allowed us to overcome obstacles. We need to keep in mind that: following a dream is sleeping! It’s a transition period, just like chrysalides. But for a project to go off the ground, you do need to wake up. At K3OPS we ate our dreams, we dreamed of our dreams, but eventually we wake up and opened our eyes. More than 4 years of a tremendous work and back to the beginning, no one would have imagined that we would definitely resolved and overcome the problematic behind RF energy harvesting. We do have a different approach and It does bug me that people look at this market like printing money, because at K3OPS, all we see is an opportunity to help. People are still selling the American dream, I can resume this expression in 5 words: ‘Be all you can buy’. It is time to give and not to take, so let’s build together a better tomorrow.”
There are a lot of things to admire in Alexandre Despallieres and Xin Wei the two cofounders of STICK’nCHARGE and creators of K3OPS. Between the impeccable qualities of the work delivered, this incredible facility they both have to overcome problems defying all the rules to establish new foundations, more solids, more stables and more than everything: totally secures. The first printed definition of the expression “American Dream” appeared in a 1931 book by James Truslow Adams but the idea goes back centuries further to when Englishmen were being sold on sailing to America the land of plenty, of destiny and opportunity.
“The American dream was this promise that brought the desperate Irish refugees of the potato famine and the Italians fleeing fascism. They streamed in mass into Ellis Island all looking to claim their stake in a country where class and creed meant nothing and your future was determined by the sweat of your brow. As cynical as we have become today we still harbor a soft spot for those who have worked hard to achieve this promise. Maybe that is why even though we may purchase the odd lottery ticket or watch “Who wants to be a Millionaire” we do not hold the winners in high regard. In fact we feel a fleeting sense of schadenfreude when we hear about the latest lotto winner to declare bankruptcy, because they really did not earn it. “Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”, this is the call of Lady Liberty. She is the manifestation of the hopes and dreams that all immigrants carry with them as they wave goodbye to their native soil and make for these shores. But this famous tribute to freedom has unfortunately become a lightning rod for vitriol from individuals who view America as a bully intent on beating the rest of the world into submission. So I propose a solution to this dilemma, with all due respect and thanks to the French (being one myself) for their generosity, maybe the time has come to makeover this symbol of possibility that has stood arms outstretched at the gateway to New York since 1886. Why not erect another statue, one more universal in its appeal, one that lacks political subtext and embraces the capitalist streak in all of us, something that will stand as a 151 foot tall postmodern manifestation of the proverbial American Dream. And while we are considering prospective models for this spanking new monument to meritocracy why don’t I throw a couple of names into the hat. One of them traces his ancestry to Poland, the other to Lebanon, they don’t even speak the same language, but both are captains of capitalism whose names are synonymous with achievement and their impressive stories would inspire any weary hopeful stepping fresh of the boat with stars in his eyes. Yes despite a culture that glorifies instant gratification and has no shortage of get rich quick schemes we still admire those who have made it the old fashioned way because this allows us to believe that if we hang on long enough we too may someday live in that house on the hill,” said Alexandre Despallieres, “Our strength has been and will always be to be real human beings, to provide solution for a better world, in a more equitable society. As a conclusion, let me quote Nelson Mandela: ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’
Alexandre Despallieres, Xin Wei and Serge Patrick Sery from African Network Telecom will be this September, Thursday the 22nd at Radio France Internationale (RFI) in ‘7 milliards de voisins’ show hosted by the journalist Emmanuelle Bastide in collaboration with Cécile Lavolot, talking about the 12th edition of ‘African Telecom People’ (ATP) Forum October the 6th and the 7th to be held at the Abidjan Sofitel hotel Ivoire, where they will be speakers. They are very engaged with Africa and keep repeating “Côte d’Ivoire is definitely one of the major players in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the (ICT) Information and Communication Technologies.”