The new connectiveness might be leading the way to world peace.
Nowadays youngsters are meeting up to 5 times as many people as their parents did, we are communicating more than ever and it will not stop here as more and newer ways of communicating will be found. People can’t live without communication. The web, and technology in general, have boosted the communication wave immensely. Respect comes out of understanding, communication is the only way to understand other people, different cultures, religions and beliefs. Two years ago, filmmaker Jehane Noujaim told her dream during the TED awards; To bring the world together for one day a year through the power of film. Saturday her dream came true in the form of Pangea Day.
Over the whole world people were gathering (I was at a gathering of the Young Executive Society in Ljubljiana) to watch a 4 hour event where videos from all over the world were shown about all kinds of topics, but especially about understanding different cultures, about love, about peace, about being a human being.
It was a great experience and I can recommend you watch videos, but just in case you don’t have 4 hours, here is my personal top 5.
Thousand words – by Ted Chung
Every day: so many opportunities to connect. What if you took just one?
Elevator music – by Serdar Ferit
Problems arise when a conservative old man walks into the same elevator as a 15-year-old girl who likes to play loud music from her mobile phone.
Inja (Dog) – by Steve Pasvolsky
In South Africa, a long-brutalized dog comes between a white landowner and his young black farmhand. Treat others the way you want to be treated…
This video is not on youtube, watch it here.
I’ll wait for the next one – by Philippe Orreindy
A strange romantic encounter on the subway — with stranger results.
Papiroflexia – by Joaquin Baldwin
An animated film about shaping the world with your hands. It addresses climate change
I guess Nokia (main sponsor) lived up to its promises; Pandea Day was Connecting People.
On days like this I realize that my love for the web is so profound and real. The web is bringing people together, people get a broather view of the world, have less fear and more understanding of other cultures. Maybe in the future the web might be referred to as The Peacemaker. For now it is the most powerful ‘machine’ out there that is changing the way we live, we communicate and do business.
We all live in a very exciting time.
I (sometimes) realize it, do you?