excellent talk on technology, design and privacy:
stay at least until you hear “please” for the first time
update: that one word “please”, every time I hear it moves energy from my head down to my heart space
Joy, joy is the giving
Give to everybody
War, war is the ego
Of man’s repressed libido
Feel, the love
Hear, the love
See the love
Love, love is the mother
God, god is the human
You, the generator
Peace, peace is the giving
A piece for everybody
Feel, you love
Hear, you love
See you love
“Evidence and logic are tools we use to justify and flesh out our beliefs, but we are deceiving ourselves to think that they are the source of our beliefs.”
“At the present juncture, the primary importance of the technologies of interbeing isn’t in what they can do. It is that they puncture the reality bubble in which we have lived, showing us that neither we nor the world is what we thought.”
I just discovered FairPhone – a phone that is designed with care for the environment and the people who produce it. Exciting.
It’s a fascinating story of a mixed bag of community effort and business development. 25,000 phones have been sold in the first batch and a 2nd batch is on the way with almost 40,000 more people who have shown an interest in buying a phone. The result is a self-sustaining entity that produces competitive phones to the big destructive players. When 60,000 people take interest in such a phone I can’t help but feel that change is here.
Unfortunately at the core of the phone is a very unfair operating system – the heavily Google leaning Android. However in reading through the site it seems that somewhere down the line the phone may support FirefoxOS and Ubuntu for Phones. When that happens I may finally consider(!) a smartphone for a few little comforts it may offer. And when that happens I will be hugely relieved to know that there is an alternative to the mainstream monstrosities.