"Things undreamt of are daily being seen, the impossible is ever becoming possible. We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the field of violence. But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly impossible discoveries will be made in the field of nonviolence."
- Mahatma Gandhi
World Peace through Technology believes that there are many technologies being developed that can help foster peace between people and peace with our world's environment.
Examples of Benevolent Technologies include:
Peace Software - tools and platforms that help to build peace between people. Tools that enable communication between people, transcending cultural, political, and religious differences. Tools that foster education and discussion, raising the awareness of our global interdependency. Programs that teach and connect, that celebrate diversity, and bring greater understanding. Peace software can be used to find common ground, share lessons learned, encourage collaboration and working together, and help to strengthen community.
Media Technology - entertainment that encourges people to come together and foster community, as well as educates and inspires. Art has the potential to bridge gaps and find common ground between anyone.
Games - games and exercises that teach cooperation over competition. We introduced a Peace Game at the 8th annual How Weird Street Faire, which encourages people to work together and rewards diversity.
Bicycle Power - human powered generation of electricity at events; a combination of mobile educational exhibit, fun cooperative experience, and clean source of energy. We hope to bring Bicycle Powered exhibits to the How Weird Street Faire.
Green Technology - technologies that provide clean energy or eliminate waste or detoxify water or any of the other countless needs in the world today.
While technology has allowed us to live more easily in the world, it enabled a rapid and negative affect on our communities and ecosystems. Conversely, there are technologies being developed that can reverse this trend. Technology is simply a tool whose use depends on us. It's time to make peace with nature and our environment.