The Vision: Data Driven Peace Innovation

The vision is to innovate persuasive technologies that can bring about world peace in 30 years. This is an ambitious vision, but we finally have the tools and insights to start making world peace a reality. This view is grounded in the following ideas:

Peace is MEASURABLE – ‘Peace’ occurs when a core set of conditions are met. We call these conditions ‘antecedents to peace,’ and we believe that most are measurable.

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Join Peace Dot

 

Peace Dot is an Open Initiative

Get your .com, .org, or .edu involved 

Organizations of any size, structure, and from any part of the world are welcome to join Peace Dot.  All Orgs touch many people and places, so we can all measure and mold that impact.

We have an open and easy process for page design:

1. Create a URL with the structure:  peace.[your domain].com

2. Design your original Peace Dot page, showing how you or your organization is making an impact on one or more elements of peace.  Impact metrics are strongly encouraged.

3. Link back to the Peace Dot Homepage on peace.stanford.edu

Once your page is completed, submit your URL to peacedot.team@gmail.com to be listed on the Peace Dot index.

Get your self involved

People of all backgrounds, ages, and life experiences are welcome to contribute their ideas for creating measurable progress through Peace Dot.

Join our steering committee of creative thinkers from Stanford, the Silicon Valley, and beyond at our next Meetup

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Optimism is a Strategy

What I see everyday when I walk into the Persuasive Technology Lab:

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours.”

Noam Chomsky