How Empathizing with each other & Creating with Technology is the First Step to having a Positive Impact on the World
Even though there is technology that can help us, we choose not to use it for multiple reasons
A large piece of my 2 years off, I learned and became obsessed with design thinking (DT). Though a buzz word now, something really resonated with me about DT is the art of learning how to put people first & empathize with their needs. This concept applies to everything from within a company to outside a company which is why I found it so phenomenal. The beauty in this was learning how to embrace various points of views & communicating with others.
Studying how other people feel, think, do, and why is all about putting ourselves in the other person's shoes without any judgement. This could apply to everything going on today in our own parts of the world - why do people do what they do? believe what they believe? Majority of the time, we don't know where to begin when investigating this question.
Empathy is the one thing that our society needs; that we are begging for and instead of really trying to understand each other, we are starting to increase our judgement of each other without trying to understand the perspective, resulting in a major divide in our world; when really, we need to come together and fight injustice(s) & create a new way of life together.
From my research, I have learned that we are all confused and don't know what or who to believe. For example, we don't know what to eat , what diets to follow, how to be the healthiest we can be- but the one thing we all have in common is that we know our food is poison. But what are we doing about it? What can help us get to the facts, are there technologies that can help us track where EXACTLY our food comes from? Is there an AI we can build that tells us what's real and what's not? It's crazy to think that we have even started to judge and create divides amongst each other based off of what foods we eat.
Even though there is technology that can help us, we choose not to use it for multiple reasons: 1. because it is not trustworthy, 2. we don't know how & unfortunately for us, technologists don't know how to effectively give it to us. We are lacking empathy on both sides of the equation.
Imagine if we could just ask for what we want, someone could easily build it for us.. for our needs AND we could just trust it? This is what I envision for our future. Taking control of technologies, instead of technologies controlling us.
Once we start to realize that the seed of change is empathizing with each other, the ability to create will come easily & something we can trust.
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