Rise of the Technology Class

These conversations are between students from Ecuador, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Spain and the US who see technology serving a higher purpose: A counter-culture to their predecessors. This is evidence of a new type of generative class who apply technology to their creativity with art, music, science and involvement within the community. Their activity is transparent and active to our evolving civility. These multinational students are socially conscious storytellers. The Moderator of this conversation, Michael Davis is an Executive MBA graduate of Steinbeis University Germany, The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

by Michael- a new name, ‘Ethical Contributors’

Ethical Contributors.

Ethical Contributors…young people who are participating on this blog. “Rise of the Technology Class,’ was the thesis statement for my MBA in Germany at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. It served well to highlight why young people ARE NOT actually a technology class who adore technology as marketers believe, but rather a generation who is integrated with devices as appliances. Some exceptions noted, but their behavior proves otherwise. For them, technology creates a bridge to conversations that  previous generations did not connect to.

Technology is often transparent and expected, leaving everyone a ‘creative’ or ‘technology’ class of people. From the posts on this site, it became evident that devices and technology did not create compelling stories, but rather improved a quality of life. Our young students in Mexico want to be online more, but don’t have access to the internet. In Tokyo modern payment methods are common via mobile at retail. In India, there is still a thriving newspaper business. And in the UK and US, young people do talk about technology, but speak much more about themselves.

One blogger, Ryan, wants to turn back time to the era of Sean Connery as James Bond, mid 1960s. No phones, no computer, twitter, facebook or match.com. James was cool and fine on his own with a glass of Smirnoff.

Another blogger, Cristo, asks what happens to our passwords when we die? He wants his family to find his life stored in googlemail. My favorite post is by Veena, who contemplates the complexity of how technology has taken the humanity and personal interaction out of war. Perhaps she has found a philosophical challenge that our society has become to distant from the pain that war causes. Not sure if the Armed Forces on the ground in Afghanistan feel the same way, but her point is well taken. Most modern wars are drone and push-button destruction.

Not money or time is the killer of innovation, but rather FEAR. The young people on this site are brave, thoughtful and fearless to talk about how their contribution to global conversation is based on imagination. Not the technology that enables it.


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