For centuries — millennia — societies have been confused about the meaning of the word ‘civilized’. Civilization grew through people’s ability to cooperate and thrive — TOGETHER. Yet, as technology has advanced throughout these millennia, the new technologies have always been used to wage war and to brutalize the world. Is this civilized? Is this living in cooperation and harmony?
Waging war and violence with advanced technology is just a sophisticated way of facilitating human barbarism. Again, this has been done for thousands of years.
But today is a new day. It’s OUR day. We are alive, here and now. It is our chance to wage peace using technology. It is our chance to use technologies great advances to bolster kindness and increase safety. Are you using technology to make the world a better place? If not, I encourage you not to fall into the trap of thinking you’re civilized. Unless you create daily peace and use compassion, you’re just a brute with a phone, car and fancy watch. So, with or without technology, how can you bring some civilization to the world, today?
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