Jazz Rasool is currently conducting research at Ravensbourne College, London, where in 2015, he began working on four EU-funded projects advancing the use of multimedia, augmented and virtual reality in education, with a total funding of €6m.
He recently presented a talk: ‘What are the Big 4 Technology Trends Converging towards?’ that looked at Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Blockchain, Big Data and Virtual Reality, which he feels will enhance, enrich and evolve the creativity of humanity as a whole, while doing less harm to the Earth.
Jazz, thank you for taking the time to talk to us and being one of the ‘folks for a world that works’, can you begin by telling us about yourself and your big passion?
What would a ‘world that works’ look like to you?
A world that works would be one absent of illiteracy in empathy and collaboration, especially self-collaboration that enables a person to get out of their own way and find their way … maybe even join up with others doing that and find new ways to advance humanity while respecting the planet.
What is stopping us from creating a ‘beautiful world we all know in our hearts is possible’?
What is stopping us from creating a beautiful world is an inability for us to support ourselves in compassionate ways while being prepared to challenge and stretch ourselves around what disempowers us – with all our actions mediated by the right kind of reflection, discussion and diverse debate.
Support, Challenge and Reflection are the ‘Social Vitamins’ that we need in our daily diet of experience and growth. Without getting our ‘3-a-day’ in the right doses from the right sources our endeavours will experience malnutrition and loss of momentum, leading us to failing to make the right kind of difference to ourselves, our loved ones, humanity as well as the world.