“Changes can only be affected by alterations in the original. The only thing not pre-recorded in a prerecorded universe are the pre-recordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is a copy. You can pretty it up, cut it up, scramble it – it will always reassemble in the same form.” – William S. Burroughs
Anthropocentrism has become the center of our ethical gravity. It is dying a painful and protracted death, but it is most certainly dying. Technological hyper-acceleration has conscripted upon society a fundamental binary choice. Do we act today to architect the elemental foundation required for an irrepressible 21st Century renaissance or do we continue to reconstruct a fable that has concluded with the same tragic ending since the dawn of modern human existence?
Our emerging generations; the vast majority of who will build their lives in increasingly crowded, chaotic and competitive communities, are hungering for a clear and common sense of purpose, but can we offer them one? From ecological exigency, to ongoing and intolerable community inequality; to questions of privacy in an ever-connected world, we have reached a critical point in human history; a state of emergency that requires immediate and collective action.
The ERA Digital Foundation is a global not-for-profit association predicated upon the belief that the innovation economy must be reconstructed to serve the future of all of humanity and not just a select few. We believe that in order for this future to be realized, innovation must be purposefully directed to reconcile growth with equality, people with profits, privacy with security and economics with the environment. Our foundation ushers in this new human renaissance by procreating and championing new ideas that help all participants in a purpose economy realize their full potential while contributing to the advancement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Through an intersection of high-impact analog and digital touchpoints, we propel the human race into a meaningful dialogue aimed at breaking down the barriers of incumbency and inertia and committing to a more equal and enlightened society; a society built on the endless possibilities of technology-driven innovation.
For additional information on the Electronic Recycling Association and our mission to solve the critical issue of e-waste while ensuring every citizen has access to the tools and skills required to participate in the digital economy, please visit us <here>.
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