People, communities and natural environments have been harmed and are suffering because of capitalism-driven demands on technology for value extraction. As the people that build technology, we have experienced the isolation and sense of emptiness that can arise when our skills and energy are devoted to building evermore meaningless products and systems. We know that antidotes to this include spending time in nature and in genuine human connection with ourselves and others.
understanding that technology is a useful tool not a directive, thereby avoiding the proliferation of technological pollution, debt and junk
respecting both users and builders of technology as living human beings, each of whom wishes and deserves to live a healthy and fulfilled life
valuing the importance of genuine, human connection and fostering trusting, interdependent and joyful human relationships in our communities