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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The designer shows his support for an initiative that campaigns for the next Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the Internet and all its users.

World Wide Web - Internet for Peace, a worldwide organization that campaigns for the next Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the internet and all its users, was launched this weekend. One of its notable supporters is designer Giorgio Armani. The project's manifesto explains: "We have finally realized that the Internet is much more than a network of computers. It is an endless web of people. Men and women from every corner of the globe are connecting to one another, thanks to the biggest social interface ever known to humanity. Digital culture has laid the foundations for a new kind of society. And this society is advancing dialogue, debate and consensus through communication. Because democracy has always flourished where there is openness, acceptance, discussion and participation. And contact with others has always been the most effective antidote against hatred and conflict. That's why the Internet is a tool for peace. That's why anyone who uses it can sow the seeds of non-violence. And that's why the next Nobel Peace Prize should go to the Net. A Nobel for each and every one of us." The initiative has received much support across the globe and from prominent figures, including 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and scientist Umberto Veronesi. This, however, weirdly reminds me of that year Time magazine awarded the "Person of the Year" to "you." Doesn't it? [Story: UK Vogue/ Image: TheDailyPump]

Kristina Bustos

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