In recent years (started by the more than obvious fake and fraudulent victory of someone like G.W. Bush for president of the supposedly most powerful and 'developed' nation in the world in the year 2000) I have developed a growing affinity and awareness regarding Human Progress and the conviction that intelligent virtual communities can and will have a mayor contribution to this. I consider the internet to represent the collective human knowledge, creativity & consciousness and, as such, it plays (should play) a significant role in the global process, which should be free and transparant, towards a truly human society.
Despite my education focused on consumer products, marketing and design, I turned away from the corrupt overproduction and overconsumption model that dominates modern society. I find it is mainly based on pure artificial and essentially materialistic satisfaction. The induced and excesive consumption required to guarantee 'growth' for face-less and spirit-less corporations, supposedly in the name of, mainly industrial, progress, is clearly a dead end street. In my opinion it is quite a fake kind of progress and too often it leads to violation of human rights and/or yet increasing destruction of our natural environment and the planet.
Thus, my personal interests and preferences have grown towards the non-profit sector (foundations and cooperatives) and activities that help reduce the destructive impact of unlimited industrial growth, which is the basis of the current globalized model.
I believe globalization is about something far more human, harmonic, natural and sustainable than money and big industry is imposing upon all of us. Globalization should be about the harmony amongst humans as well as harmony between humans and other beings, nature and our planet.