IPJC Justice Cafés
Community + Justice + Spirituality + Young Adults
We had a great Justice Cafand meeting last week in Bellingham! A group of about 15 college age students at Western Washington University (both Catholic and other denominations) met to discuss the need for moderation in technology use. While technology can be a beatifully helpful thing, we all acknowledged that the over use of it can degrade relationships and leave people out.
Another point we discussed was how the addition of technology to under-developed countries can have so many benefits, however, we worried that many were still being left out. This deficit would mean, not only that these people were deprived of the advantages available to everyone else, but also that the rest of the world might be ignorant of their needs as they cannot communicate them through the devices most of us use to get information.
Finally, we expressed concern over the amount of waste produced by old products that are so quickly replaced by the upgrade. In order to reduce this waste in Bellingham, our group is planning to advertise for electronics recycling centers in the area and provide a location for students to drop off their used devices.
From the Detroit Justice Cafe at Marygrove:
The arrival of the techies!!!!
We were graced with two wonderful techies who had alot to say regarding the role of technology in society. We evaluated the reality of the digital divide and how it is 'shrinking' supposedly but the issue of a knowledge gap being a larger problem.
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