|Comments (added March
Here are some thoughts from Arthur Herstein:
I'd like to start discussing what aspects of
technology are applicable to the providential work.
For example, a master database of ministers nationwide
was sorely needed for this tour, but did not exist, at
least that I know of. We would need to organize such
an effort, get it funded etc., but if the vision were
there it could go a long way to making inroads, and
preventing redundancy of efforts.
We have email, etc, but how can we effectively connect
all families to this form of communication, and can we
rely on it as our basic disseminator of info, much as
companies do. And are there emerging technologies that
we should be aware of?
What about developing new forms of technology to meet
our own particular needs, such as counseling
(individual and family), hoon dok hae (online search
engines to find texts relating to queries),
witnessing, fundraising, spiritual guidance,
administration, blessings and matchings.
What about media events? Online magazines and
discussions regarding important issues - political,
These comments are from Heikki Rissanen
I'd be interested to get to know the group and to hear
what kind of vision and ideas everyone has on how to
use technology for God. And I hope the group can
support everyone to go for it. At some point, I would
like to talk about dangers of this field, and how we
can avoid doing bad PR for God and True Parents.
Comments from Jim Stephens
I see a couple important and/or urgent topics to
discuss. (1) Possible ways that technology can help
with matching the Second Generation. (2) Teaching
a class on how to use the internet for beginners.