Sociologist Jane Addams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, observed that “peace is not merely an absence of war, but the nurture of human life.” Peace is a celebration of our co-existence, a necessity in our collective struggle to survive and flourish, and an acknowledgement of our inter-connections and mutual needs. Peace is recognizing within others the same things that are inside of you. Peace is combining of efforts to increase our collective potential.
Peace is not the opposite of war. Peace is our natural state, required by the core unit of the family to survive.
War is a specific type of failure of human spirit and reason, an illness, a mistake.
We are living in a time of exponential technological growth, and overall change. To survive and flourish, we now need to rapidly expand our understanding and awareness, and focus on cooperation in an increasingly inter-connected world. Much of the focus of technology today is on military and security use, on means of control. It is essential that these tools be used in an open and transparent way. We could achieve so much more if we used these tools for peace.
Napoleon Boneparte once noted that “those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.” The World Peace Through Technology Organization wants to inspire you to live in peace. We want to educate you with stories and information, and expand your perspective through creativity and art.