IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

Talk about Synchronicity!

I just wrote a post on Technology and Peace , and a few days later I learn about The Wisdom 2.0 Conference :

“The question for most of us is not if we will use the great technologies of our age … the question is:
Will we use the technologies of our age consciously, in ways that benefit ourselves and the world? Or will we do so largely unconsciously, living increasingly distracted and overwhelmed, out of touch with a sense of purpose?”  [well said…IGB]

Here’s a nice image which neatly sums up the problem for the average person:

Further:

“The Wisdom 2.0 conference is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together people from a variety of disciplines, including technology leaders, Zen teachers, neuroscientists, and academics to explore how we can live with deeper meaning and wisdom in our technology-rich age.
The great challenge of our age is not only to live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. The conference was developed to explore this and related issues.
The conference is for people who want to say yes to a connected life, and also yes to meaningful and effective one. If you are interested in the potential of technology, and wish to engage with it wisely, the Wisdom 2.0 conference may be right for you.
The first two days will include speakers, panels, and short presentations. The third day is devoted to a participant-directed unconference to explore specific subjects of interest.”

Presumably, living wisely also means living peacefully.

IGbarb says:  “Check it out!”

…and to paraphrase the the Mad Hatter and the March Hare:  “Very merry unconference to you!”

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January 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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