Stanford Peace Project

J B Fogg, a Stanford researcher and the author of Persuasive Technology, introduced Stanford Peace Project to us today. The goal of the project is to realize the world peace in 30 years by using technology to connect kids (about age 10) around the world. The software they developed allows kids to send audio messages including talking, singing and laughing to other kids at the different parts of the world. It is believed that the friendships built at the early age can have an effect on how people respond to the conflicts later in their lives. I thought this is a brilliant idea! Although many children in the world still don’t have access to computer yet, this is nontheless the first step. I want to support this kind of initiatives. I will try to find some Chinese children for Stanford Peace Project on my trip to China in December.