A Letter From the Founder
On a mission to alleviate digital inequality.
I believe it is true what is said about the people closest to the problem being the ones closet to the solution.
Solving the puzzle of how to encourage people to be enthusiastic about learning new technology skills is a journey I began from the perspective of living in a small beach town in central Florida. Soon after the the concept of social media found its way onto our cell phones, it became obvious that we were an entire community of people who knew little to nothing about technology except the WOW factor of big data mining advertising platforms and without trained mentors to guide a path toward understanding deeper skills necessary to learn how to use these new technologies beyond the simple pleasures of social media bells and whistles.
With a savvy marketing mindset focused on concern for the perverse nature of stealthily using people as products, and with the roar of a mother horrified at the shallow and insidious brainwashing behavior modification tactics social media monopolies use to addict my children and their peers, this passion has grown. Armed with the question, ‘how do we put something that is cool and trendy, yet has purpose and value behind those omnipresent screens,’ I embark on this very personal mission.
Using Einstein’s theory of “combinatory play” I look for everything in all sectors of society (real-world communities, media, advertising, technology. academia) that creates unity, is entertaining and has a greater purpose and adds value to our lives . What evolved over the years is our world’s first Digital Public Park™. A Stakeholder Capitalism media supply chain that builds a collaborative, unified, life-long learning platform while it engages and entertains. Think of it as an entertainment marketing machine, Kardashian’s style, but with a collaborative, virtuous cycle of promoting digital transformation knowledge and skills.
Like public parks that balance and unify great cities around the world, theZAP Digital Public Park™ is a digital gathering place unifying our collective social, civic and civil societies. A playful, entertaining lifelong learning network to encourage people’s hope and preparation for exponential digital transformations that will take us into an unknown future.