As you can see, today I improved the forum somewhat, so that the strategic pillars of the CHT are clearer. There are 4 pillars, one reinforcing the next, and it goes something like this:
Cultural awakening & awareness --> Public opinion vs. Political pressure --> Engage employees --> Applying Humane Technology
It should be clear that - in order to reach the masses - it starts with raising awareness. Awareness on all fronts of (humane) technology, that will eventually lead to cultural change. The CHT organizaton, the core team - using their influence and network - are deeply involved in mobilizing forces to apply political pressure, both at the government level and in the top of big tech companies.The 2nd and 3rd pillars.
But as public awareness grows and the culture starts to change, then the broader public will also apply that political pressure. Things will start to move. This is a Network Effect - similar to how this works in social media. It will need to pick up steam.
This is also where engagement kicks in. We need to offer people alternatives, as you do with The Low Tech Trek. Tech is not going away, and has lots of positive potential for humanity too, but we need to ensure that the right tech is built.
The purpose of the third pillar is therefore to bring awareness and good practices to the workfloor. To involve and train employees and managers. And to offer them a treasure chest of best-practices and humane tech resources to help them do that, the last pillar of humane technology.
One thing is certain: Quick one-off solutions do not exist. Instead we’ll find and implement numerous small, incremental solutions and fixes all along the four strategic pillars, towards the vision of ‘Aligning technology to humanity’s best interests’.
(Regarding the problem there are indeed a lot of similarities to the tobacco industry and the public opinion on smoking, and we have a similar path to walk)