Passion. Vision. Mission. Shift the power of technology back to the people.
For long, technologies, especially information technologies,
are designed, developed and engineered to prioritize corporate
profits over the well-being of our society.
A gift to all human race eventually becomes a capitalist
instrument to amass wealth and power.
The predominant ideal underlying major frameworks,
which centers around the obsession of building a strong centralizing
authoritative core to demarcate virtual territories, on both
applicational and psychological dimensions, inherently
undermines the autonomy and various rights of individuals.
In simpler words, the mainstream practice the industry adopts to
advance their own interests feeds on invasion and deletion of
personal freedom, independence and spaces.
Information/digital technology has unprecedentedly transformed humans
from subjects into objects. We see that in everyday examples with the public mostly positioned as end-users of increasingly sophisticated and overwhelming technologies. Significantly outpowered, these end-users are then, inevitably, forced to give up rights, privacy and control during standard consuming activities, most of the time, unknowingly and involuntarily. Inside this colossus mechanism, people are no longer individuals but token components and data sets of and for a highly profitable machine that abuses computing power with lazy yet exhaustive algorithms. As technology itself advances, this power imbalance, blessed with the aggression and apathy of radical capitalism ("corporatism"), is only going to pose greater dangers to humanity.
Time is calling for a shift.
Time is calling for the shift.
Let technologies be the empowering force for the people, the way they are supposed to be.
The Shift is part of our Renaissance Initiative.