Since April, we've been exploring the intersection of humanity and technology in our Humanizing Technology series, an online expo in partnership with Bing. Without a doubt, the series has had an ethical slant – a focus not only on what's new and cool, but on technologies (or uses of technology) that improve our lives.
In addition to interviewing technological wizards and theorists like Jaron Lanier, we've been identifying nominees for the Humanizing Technology Prize, to be awarded at For Humankind, a real-world, pop-up expo taking place this weekend (June 29 - 31) in New York City. Many of these were submitted online by Big Think users.
To qualify, nominated technologies needed to: