The Digital Life Collective researches, develops, funds and supports Tech We Trust: technologies that prioritize our autonomy, privacy and dignity. Our tech, not their tech.
Forming a co-operative of like-minded people is the best and perhaps only way to nurture Tech We Trust.
We are a co-operative.
Co-operation requires trust, and Tech We Trust requires co-operation.
Why we're here
The norm today is Tech We Don’t Trust. Every time we engage with digital technologies, we should ask – what’s actually going on here? – and the answer is too typically illusive.
We cannot wait for the invisible hand of the market to help solve this. If anything, it seems to guide many companies in the opposite direction for now. We cannot wait for governments to solve this either. In short, we need to co-operate. And that’s why we exist, why we are incorporated as a co-operative, and why we need you to join us.
Why are you incorporated as a UK co-op?
When we got started, we had several core team members in the UK who were willing to put in the effort and take on the responsibilities of becoming directors and founding members, and some with significant knowledge of UK Co-op structures and their legal requirements. Once we are better resourced/bigger, we anticipate having entities in multiple countries subject to our review of the respective technical and legal environment.
Who are you?
Our current board members are:
- Christina Bowen
- Jim Whitescarver
- Graham Mitchell, Chair
- Philip Sheldrake, Secretary
- Roy Brooks
- Shaun Fensom
- Steve Taylor
...and you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org