A report released Tuesday by the RAND Corporation on the role of nonviolence in the digital revolution said the digital transition is not over and that the Internet has not fundamentally changed how people communicate.
“The world’s communication technologies and social norms are evolving and shifting rapidly.
In the 21st century, communication technology is reshaping how we interact with one another, communicate with our loved ones, and work with others, all in the name of increased freedom, empowerment, and dignity,” said RAND senior researcher Peter Bergen.
The report says the digital era has provided an unprecedented opportunity for nonviolence, and that nonviolence will be the new normal as digital communications become increasingly powerful and ubiquitous.
The study, entitled “Nonviolent Communication in the Digital Age: From Protest to the Internet: The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the New Nonviolent Communicators,” found that the digital world is changing the way we communicate with one other, where we communicate more often and for longer periods of time, and where we use our brains more efficiently.
The researchers also noted that many nonviolence practitioners see the emergence of new, nonviolence-specific technologies as a major threat to the traditional practices of nonviolent communication.
The digital revolution is the latest chapter in the decades-long rise of nonviolent social activism and nonviolence.
The nonviolence movement has evolved over time as social media and social networking technologies such as Facebook and Twitter have increased access to the people and information that nonviolent activists and leaders want.
Nonviolence, the movement’s core nonviolent ideology, dates back to the 19th century and gained popularity during the civil rights movement, which started in the 1960s.
It has grown dramatically in the last decade as digital technologies have been used to empower activists and inspire others to fight for social justice and equality.RAND found that nearly one-quarter of respondents said they had a positive impact on their community through their use of nonviolent communication.
More than half of respondents also said they felt empowered to speak out, and half said their communities and communities of color were more aware of their rights as nonviolence advocates.
Nonviolent communication is a form of nonviolent direct action, where activists act to change the world through nonviolent direct actions, such as nonviolent protests, sit-ins, and direct action campaigns.
Nonpeaceful communication is defined as the use of direct action to promote social change by peaceful means and includes acts that have a positive effect on the world, such to nonviolent education, community activism, and education of youth.
Rands study found that nonpeaceful communications are also being used in the military, where soldiers are increasingly using nonviolence to inspire their soldiers to take a stand.
“In this age of rapidly changing digital technologies, the emergence and adoption of nonpeacefulness-specific technology is of increasing concern, and it is likely to have a lasting impact on the use and distribution of non-violent communication,” the report said.
“It is also becoming clear that the non-violence movement needs a strong institutional foundation, and this needs to be done in the context of a multidisciplinary team and a collaborative approach.
The use of technology as a tool for social change is not a new phenomenon.
It is the product of a world that has shifted from a hierarchical society to a decentralized one.”
The report also found that many activists are using social media to connect with one or more nonviolence activists.
In one of the study’s findings, it said that while nonviolence is an ideology that has gained popularity among many people, it has been more difficult to harness this ideology to change behavior.
Randy’s study looked at over 100 nonviolence and nonviolent communication practices from across the globe, focusing on how nonviolence practices are changing, what people are using nonpeacefully and what they think the future of noncommunicable technologies will look like.