It occurred to me that kind people make the world better regardless of what they do. Technology is only as kind as the intention behind it.
Apropos vulnerable populations, nearly everyone is vulnerable somehow. For one unsure of one's diction, a dictionary is a very empowering tool. Or, for one who's insecure about looking good, a makeup tutorial app must be a great help. Intention matters. Facebook comes to mind as an example of an app that is incredibly useful, but not very kind. It has touched millions of lives, but the people behind it tend to prioritize profit over mental health and addiction concerns. In the Indian context, Aadhaar comes to mind as a useful but not very kind tool. To my way of thinking, kindness is a feeling that is approached from the heart and not the head. The head works on tangible outcomes and doesn't give much importance to intention. The heart is less concerned about what gets done and more concerned about how it gets done. Not my phrase, but I like it, "We are human beings, not human doings". I like to dream that the world will realize the value of the heart more often. I will now go back to lurk space. Cheeni On Feb 4, 2018 6:14 PM, "Harnidh Kaur" <kharn...@gmail.com> wrote: Hi SilkList! I don’t think most of you know this, but I work in the development space and we’re always trying to find cool ways to make tech make the world better. I’ve been trying to read up more about the same. So, here. Is ‘kind technology’ a thing? Where people are trying to change gears of existing/incumbent technology to specifically serve vulnerable populations? Any existing ideas/something you’re working on/things you think SHOULD find a kind tech iteration. Gimme! -- Regards Harnidh Kaur Lady Shri Ram College for Women '15 St. Xavier's College, Mumbai '17 Foreverawkwardandlearning.wordpress.com <http://foreverawkwardandlearning.wordpress.com/> +91-7718951383