How can we train the next generation to be more empathetic with the world as one?
If we can reach consciousness on the individual level of human being, then you can change the world. We are all amalgamated as a society, music unites us and we will be buried under the ubiquitous dust. When we joined the metabolism of other lives until they all rise up, not we will raise us also.
Technology has been increasing the number of opportunities of connections and opening the world frontiers, and we see people more connected globally than ever before in human history.
We are already seeing significant movements questioning the new possibilities of worldwide integration, democracy and how the world interacts with virtual frontiers. Some technologies are already popping up in the fields of democracy and governance to support and increase the possibilities of collective and collaborative decisions.
If the technology is now able to improve and support the way we can transpose our frontiers, a good question to ask in the education field would be what should be done to improve us to be more collaborative as humans: “how can we prepare ourselves to create and participate in these new forms of collaboration?”
We can find a diverse range of educational programs that have been created to foster empathy in participants, but most of them are not exploring technology to bring scalability and integration between the participants. Technology, if developed considering an artistic point of view, can connect everyone on the planet to the global conversation, opening cultural experiences and developing a sense of connectedness. There is hope that tech, by bringing us together, by allowing us to share ideas, can give us more empathy. Just like art gives us more empathy. The combo “art + tech” can promote that.
Our idea is to use technology to empower young children (between 5–10 years old) to exercise empathy and unlock the classroom, giving them the opportunity of interacting with children worldwide. This will give them a better understanding of cultural differences, which in turn will facilitate the development of empathy.
Students will interact with peers from all over the world, in order to be able to understand the differences exhibited due to cultural and experiential differences. These differences are ultimately what will drive major innovations across the world, mainly due to the synergies created between different mindsets and ideologies.
By incorporating cutting edge technologies in the psychological field, we will empower the next generation to be able to expand horizons in a way we never imagined before, through increased collaboration and understanding. Thus, our goal is to transform the next generation into the E-Generation, by training them to be empathetic in their daily lives.
The purpose of sharing our story and ideas here is to be a great touchstone for anyone interested in collaborating with it.
Please join us in the discussion. I believe that just together we can create a more connected, creative and collaborative humanity. Our eyes can see the horizon but anything beyond you have to imagine!
We are looking to build up a transdisciplinary group and startup this project. We need people aware of tech disruption, multitask vision, community experience on and offline and with art sensibility: art connects people through emotions!