Personally, I have a huge amount of respect for our environment. I love nature, I actively support green initiatives, follow eco news and do what I can to minimise my impact on our interconnected and delicate eco system. I compost, I grow vegetables, I ride a bike, I support local environmental groups and I want to build a solar panel. Whilst I maintain a slight hippy viewpoint on the world, I stand at this window of technology, looking out through the eyes of Traktor Tips and see an entire world of plastic and precious minerals. I see the smoke pumping from factories that make our DJ equipment and cringe at the countless parts cast away into landfill.
Whilst my mission here at Traktor Tips is to teach people how to use Traktor software and to empower them to live their dream and enjoy life; I am mindful that I may be supporting an industry that is against my core values. This is why I want to pass this message on and I hope you want to pass it on too.
Despite my love of technology and the gear-whore that resides somewhere inside of me, I feel that the industry needs to take a turn and realise that society needs to step away from the ‘throw-away’ culture.
Imagine if the time we currently spend wondering what the next piece of DJ equipment we were going to buy; was instead devoted to actually DJ’ing!?
DJ’s have Influential Power
The World is heading down a slippery slope in regards the climate. People keep trying to shun it and brush it under the carpet, but we all know what’s happening. We all want to not believe it, but somewhere deep inside, we just know! Our unnecessary addiction to THINGS is destroying the planet.
The thing is though, it doesn’t have to be ALL BAD. It can be the next best thing in life.
There’s a global shift occurring, there are 2 polarities pulling in opposite directions, eventually it’s gonna snap. It’s our job, to make sure it snaps in the right direction.
We must turn away from the constant evolution of technology and begin to focus on the constant evolution of the human. We are a special race, we are equipped with the power of self observation, and as a collective have the power to influence the direction of our world. We need to turn inwards, to each other and ourselves, we must stop being concerned with externalities and instead, improve the self through self care and by giving back to nature and to others.
Our job as a skilled DJ is to entertain and provide people with Joy, not to build oneself up to be something worshiped and exploited by multi-billion dollar industries that are destroying our planet.
In our small communities we can thrive. We need to diversify into a world of mixed cultures, all alive simply to BE alive. We can dance, play music, relax; create! We all have skills to give back into our communities, without the need to pull the world down with us.
The Earth wants to live in harmony with humans, it just seems that many of us don’t want to live in harmony with her!?
Technology that Lasts!
It’s time our ‘advancement’ in technology be more routed in the need to make something that LASTS! The planet does not have unlimited resources and we can not continue to mine the heart from this wounded soul. Innovators need to understand the urgency in creating the necessary tools we all need to survive in this modern, yet not wasteful, minimalistic, organic world of our necessary and healthy future.
We don’t need to kid ourselves and say, “away with your computers, away with your phones, away with your music giving devices!”
Instead, we need the technology leaders of this world to stop chasing the dollar and to step up and say, “Here is the last thing you will ever need. A computer with replaceable solid parts. You only need to change this one part every 30 years, it’ll cost you nothing and will use almost no energy, it’s so reliable and solid, that we won’t need to mine anything more, ever.”
Using repurposed parts gathered up from on the earth right now, we most likely have enough material in existence to facilitate this.
Old devices we cast aside can be used in new equipment, equipment that will never need throwing away. It’s possible, we know it’s possible. But someone says money is valuable!? Who are they trying to kid?! Money is NOT valuable, this planet is ALL we have! It’s the MOST valuable thing there EVER was! What will it take to get everyone to realize this!!?
You Create Your World
I am in no position to make the big decisions, I’m not there! I am here though, and I can paint the picture of possibilities for anyone that is willing to look at it.
We must give up our egoic need for material items, realize what we need to live in the new world, create and manufacture the everlasting tools that can help us align with our true purpose and start to give back to this wondrous planet and it’s amazing inhabitants.
So I call upon those in high places, and to all of YOU, to make the right decisions, the decisions that will take our great world to even greater places. Heaven is on Earth if only you could see it.
Wake Up, let’s do this……
If you resonate with this article, then please help spread the Joy!