I love that thought, thanks Cheeni. It's definitely worth keeping around as
we build things. It also reminds me that @jonnysun has made two interesting
Twitter bots that fit this conversation—@tinycarebot and @tinydotblot
They both really suit the medium well.
On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Srini RamaKrishnan <che...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
>
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