As we race into a very troubled and divisive 2022, wouldn’t be great if someone created “Innovations to Unite Us”?
I have to confess I am not a fan of all the new tech where many of our young are on screen 6 to 12 hours a day and many adults are seduced by new forms of Instagram envy. I am particularly concerned at the number of good people who have been seduced to buy into a range of different conspiracy theories they have come across on new tech sites. Many of these good people have become agents of division not only in their communities, but also in their churches and even their families.
Shira Ovide wrote, “We need creative ways to make connections with others.” Which I think is a great way to launch this new year don’t you? “It is worth rooting for ideas that bring us more of that feeling of togetherness” – Shira Ovide, The tech I want in 2022
While there are indeed a disturbing number of sites that propagate fear-mongering that are not only dividing communities, families, and even churchgoers, some of these angry tech clubs are creating dangerous divisiveness. Thank God there are also groups still working to bring our very polarized country together.
Here is my invitation to invite people you are connected to make a commitment to make 2022 an “Innovations That Unite Us” year to provide a positive alternative to the angry dividers:
I will post some of the best examples that are designed to use technology to come together in 2022 to work for the common good. Send us either models that are already using technology to bring people together in 2022 or send us your new innovative ideas.
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s Show People What is Possible when we create That Unite Us in 2022!
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