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  • How does society impact the benefits and challenges of technology?

    Book cover and portrait of author and researcher Rakesh Kumar

    A new book by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign electrical and computer engineering professor Rakesh Kumar examines how a country’s culture and society influence its adoption of new technologies and vice versa – using India as a case study. 

    Photo courtesy Wesley Moore and photo illustration by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Rakesh Kumar, call 217-333-5955; email