Why is it that journalists don't feel the need to check facts when they write about Cuba? Nearly everything in the article is quite demonstrably wrong. Too many utterly ridiculous ideas that simply don't apply to Cuba to debunk every one.
The only way Cuba is going to have a tech revolution is if somehow their incomes multiply by a factor of 100 sometime soon. I suppose that *could* happen if Raul dies and their government becomes pro-capitalist. That will be huge news if it ever happens, but the end of the US embargo just means lots of US tourists. It won't change anything else. It will just piss off the Canadians who are used to having the place practically to themselves.
Just ending the US embargo isn't going to do shit. The US isn't the only country in the world with tech. Cuba has been importing technology from China (you know that place where everything is actually made) for decades. This idea that Cuba needs US goods is utter bullshit. They don't. Castro liked to blame the US embargo for his total lack of understanding of economics, but Cuban poverty has nothing to do with the stupid useless and senseless "embargo". Does the US even still make anything?
Also Cubans are not any more educated than the people in other Latin American nations. If anything their education is of less value because they are so much more isolated from the rest of the world. When the rest of the world figures out something new it could be decades before that information trickles into Cuba.
Cuba won't represent any sort of business opportunity until the government there stops actively preventing people from making money. The government seems highly offended by the idea of anyone making more than around a dollar a day which is what doctors tend to make there. Most people make about half that much. They can barely afford to buy food let alone whatever high tech gadget some ignorant American who's never spent any time there thinks they need/want.
Since no one likes citing sources when talking about Cuba let me cite mine: I lived there for more than a year. If there is a country in the world that has more misinformation about it just accepted as truth by the rest of the world I don't know what it might be. The Cuban government propaganda arm does their job well. If only Soviet proganda workers had such an easy time. The rest of the world just accepts whatever the Cuban government tells them because of course the government has no reason to lie or exaggerate, right?