Defining Technology

When everything we do is somehow tech-enabled, from the ground we stand on to the methods we use to communicate, it’s a useful exercise to try to define technology.

The word doesn’t have a very productive dictionary entry — technology (a noun) is “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes” — so, as a technology company, we work with our own definition:

Technology is anything that makes it easier for humans to pursue their goals within a community.

Technology is a force for good when it inspires and allows us to bring our best selves forward in pursuit of what is useful, even if what is useful isn’t always aligned to what is profitable. Technology created for community and built of generosity allows for a future of shared values, ideals, and goals.

Innovation without a community thesis isn’t just bad technology — by our definition, it isn’t technology at all.

empowering marginalized entrepreneurs and creators to build equity for their communities.

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