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Humane Technology

Let's design the future with people, not things, in mind.

We must be mindful about how we engage with technology: what we use it for, why, and whether it helps or hinders us. Sometimes our tech seems to be flowing in inhumane directions, and it feels beyond our power to redirect it. But humankind dams rivers, and alters the landscape in countless other radical ways. We can redirect our technological growth. And why shouldn’t we direct it towards humans? Let's design the future with people, not things, in mind.

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‘Humane technology takes human needs as its starting point. Humane technology would not only serve individuals but, first of all, humanity as a whole.’
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Letter to Humanity

Van Mensvoort

The Letter to Humanity is addressed to all 7 billion people on Earth and available in twenty-five languages. It …

An example of humane tech

The human touch has a unique therapeutic effect that a machine cannot replace. That’s why this Shiva Therapist massages with their own hands. For the heavy work, they have four additional robotic arms at their disposal. These will allow them to work for the entire day and will enable them to give overwhelming six-handed massages. Like an octopus, but with a human sensitivity.

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Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Drishty Sobnath and Ikram Ur Rehman

Travelling to work, meeting friends for a catch up or just doing some shopping are often taken for granted by people …

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Intimate Technology: the Battle for Our Body and Behaviour

Rinie van Est

Technology is nestling itself within us and between us, has knowledge about us and can act just like us. Think of brain …