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Every day, the world's population grows, and as the population grows, so does technology. Our culture, as a whole, is always evolving, finding ways to incorporate the new technology, with the ever-increasing amount of accompanying apps, into our lives.
As the growth continues, the constant that needs to evolve, yet remain the same at a base level is community. According to Merriam-Webster, a community can be defined as one of the following definitions: "a group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood); a group of people who have the same interests, religion, race, etc.; or a group of nations".
Technology is a part of our lives, no matter where in the world we live. If there were apps specifically focused on sharing ideas and developing connections through that sharing, it would be the building blocks for a virtual community. It would be a community defined not by gender or race or even geographical location - it would be a community built on principles, simple as that.
A defining element of the community would be all within it are consumers. Rather than forcing someone to purchase something they most likely do not need, instead our goal is to bring together various consumers, to determine what excites them as consumers, and use that "excitement" to form connections, leading to strengthen the community at a base level. Despite the concept of the "social network", many seem alone and disconnected. With the technology we offer, we want to offer a sense of connectedness.
In closing, we want to leave with a quote from the late Thomas Merton, an American Catholic writer and mystic: “The deepest of level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless ... beyond speech ... beyond concept”.