Bus Tricycle in India
Tricycle School Bus
In human history, poverty is the default state. Only in the recent past did the average person (and only in certain countries) emerge from what we would now consider 'abject poverty' (back then it was just normal). This tricycle 'school bus' from India is an example of 'getting by with what you've got'.
Leapfrogging Is Needed
We feature it because it's a striking image, but also a reminder that developing countries need clean and affordable technologies now to be able to improve their lives without putting too much strain on Earth's ecosystems. Via Neatorama. See also: The Circular Bike, a.k.a. "Vicious Cycle"