@micheleminno I like this- awesome!! The visual is simple yet has depth without being too complex.
Yes, it is also in line with what
@Mndctrl was originally proposing. Note that in my talk with CHT where I explained a bit about our repositioning of TWS, Randy told me that they want to go with something different now. TWS is not only adopted by FB, but it is too much associated to Tristan’s earlier efforts, and associated too with ‘time passing’, taken literally.
The new term is Humane Technology - which I said was a bit too cold/technical sounding - and then we mentioned (but this is not official on CHT side, I think) a term which appealed to me as well:
Life Well Spent
Attention well spent would sound better to me; a life well spent implies a judge on the life of someone else I wouldn’t want to make…
You are right. But I think both are not good terms. More food for thought
We could create the word attentionfulness, that is like mindfulness but restricted only to the mental ability to give our whole attention to something, without losing/fragmenting it.
I think ‘attention’ is very important - it is the ‘cash’ with which we are paying to allow extractive companies reap profit from us. But attention doesn’t cover the field enough. It is not all-encompassing of humane technology. It does not include freedom, health & wellbeing, inclusiveness, etc. Maybe it implicitly references the ability to have full freedom of expression and creativity.
But we have to think what the “sweet spot” is. If all is well, and humane technology is all-pervasive some new potential has been unleashed, a new realm entered. We have to express that in proper words.
Maybe we can write out a contest for that in the community? If there are good contributions… followed by a vote.
We know how these voting things usually go… but we can give it another try. And by the way, a world with ‘attentionfulness’ would be a great objective to me, a lot of bad things will disappear, perhaps we could consider it the key element of all.
There is the word attentiveness. But that may have a different connotation.
I wonder if these concepts–well being, health, freedom, etc.–are more organic and perhaps can’t be represented by geometric forms.
At least their relationships can’t be.
A suggestion, maybe to get us thinking chemically instead of geometrically.
You’ll see I changed a few terms and couldn’t figure out how to work in “humane tech.”
There are some good concepts in this. Not the symbolism of droplets falling in the rain, I think, but:
- Showing overlapping intersection where the intersection has a separate label / meaning
- Splitting up ‘the sweet spot’ in multiple different aspects
More food for thought
Edit: Note that I also really like the concept of multiple Maslow pyramids, because we can refine that further in the subcategorization. And in the last proposal of Michele, I want to bring ‘alignment’ back, where it now says TWS. BTW, alignment fits very well with overlapping areas…
Also I like the crispness and fresh colors of the first diagram in this thread. Something we should keep. And also not have diagrams where things form heart-like shapes or anything. This is not that type of diagram.
Thinking about it: ‘Technology alignment’ is a known concept. I find the center pyramid can be ‘alignment’. It bind all three areas of wellbeing, freedom and society. If you don’t give it a separate color, the pyramid looks weird (an empty hole in the middle).
Before going any further with this we should see if this makes sense. How do we split the focus areas further. Can each pyramid have meaningful layers. Do we have alignment levels.
Harms can be divided into 3 focus areas too, and humane technology can be the sweet spot and not an arrow.
Let’s go back to strategy
After a brainstorm I’d like to propose the following framework that offers both a more detailed breakdown of the focus areas, as well as a way to elaborate on methodologies and strategy for moving forward.
The Pyramids of Humane Technology
There are 2 sweet spots that we are pursuing:
- Humane Technology as the sweet spot of technology innovation
- Human Flourishing as the sweet spot for human evolution
The framework is optimistic and solution-oriented
- Humane technology leads to human flourishing
- Harms of technology are not mentioned or addressed at the abstract level
- The 2 sweet spots will make both technologists and non-tech-savvy people feel at home
We are building The Pyramids of Humane Technology which are:
- The pyramid of (Technology) Alignment
- The pyramid of (Digital) Society
- The pyramid of (Digital) Wellbeing
- The pyramid of (Digital) Freedom
The pyramid of alignment is upside down, it grows towards the top, as alignment grows
The others are regular shaped, narrowing, as they work towards an elusive goal
Each pyramid has 3 levels, Maslow-like, where level 3 represents the top
Pyramid of Technology Alignment
- From disruption to sustainable growth
- From revolution to evolution
- Technology evolves with humans
- Technology in service of humanity
|1.||discovery||knowledge, insights, humane design|
|2.||adoption||ethics, best-practices, experience, exemplars|
|3.||evolution||innovation, sustainability, expansion, immersion|
Pyramid of Society
- From access to interaction
- From protection to savety
|1.||access||availability, accessibility, structure|
|2.||protection||rights, regulation, security, privacy, trust|
|3.||safety||interaction, communication, behavior, civility, inclusiveness|
Pyramid of Wellbeing
- From health to happiness
- From acceptance to wholesomeness
|1.||health||mental, physical, mindful|
|2.||harmony||balance, inter-personal, social, diversity|
Pyramid of Freedom
- From engagement to purpose
- From expression to flourishing
- From direction to the future
|1.||engagement||freedom of speech, information and expression|
|2.||expression||creativity, human values, genuine emotions|
|3.||flourishing||purpose, synergy, optimism, confidence, vision, direction|
From here another diagram can be created, showing the four pyramid in detail:
Edit: I have posted the proposal to Github, where it has a more easy-to-read format: Pyramids of Humane Technology proposal.
Is it possible to work transparency in here somewhere?
Yes, but I think that it is not part of the diagram, but in one of the topics. Thinking of Society > Access or Society > Safety.
Are these diagrams to market our group HTC? Or are they fir archive goals? If it’s for marketing our group- less is more- people are distracted and impatient and unless they are interested in humane tech they won’t give a more complex diagram a second glance. It depends on the audience…
Yes and no. In normal communication only the left-side compound pyramid can be used. The depiction of the other four serve to show how they are further broken down. They depict the stages to go through when building up each focus area + the one pyramid for technology alignment. In each of these layers separate humane tech aspects play a role and harms will be addressed (this is not part of the text nor the diagram).
The last diagram has 1200x630px size and shows both the compound pyramid and detailing their decomposition. The size is the one that works best when presenting our mission/vision on Mozilla Pulse.
So it is not just marketing but will serve for strategy and community organization. The top of each pyramid can be a goal to strive for in pursuit of our vision of having humane technology that allows humans to flourish.
Note: The ‘Concepts’ in the text are just indicative. You can derive much more from the way in which it is set up in the breakdown structure.
I found the image on the left much more comprehensible when I saw the breakdown on the right.
I communicated this with
@Mndctrl too, because he triggered the idea of multiple pyramids. His reaction was very positive:
Onwijs goed zeg! Dit geeft richting en zoveel inspiratie. Top gedaan
Google translated: Really good! This gives direction and so much inspiration. Top done