Giving creative minds space to breathe
Remember the world before the Internet?
We used to spend hours scanning bookshelves for hidden gems, flipping through crates of vinyl records to find that one perfect song or getting lost in carefully crafted photo albums. A slower pace and undivided attention gave us a sense of meaning and mystery in our everyday explorations.
But the new digital world has left us drifting. The technologies that were meant to empower us have made us passive. Machines have taken over the responsibility of serving our experiences, deciding what we should see, think, and feel.
With Polite, we are on a mission to slow down the pace of the Internet, to opt-out from a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence, and take time to nourish our human intellect.
Our work is driven not only by a certain nostalgia for the past but also by the belief of a more hopeful future. A future where humans get back in the driver's seat with new ways of exploring a world of infinite content. A future where everyone is crafting its own unique space there.
We have taken the first step by launching the Polite Toolbox. We are restoring what algorithms have broken apart and giving creative minds space to breathe, time for serendipity, and uncluttered selection.
We believe that this is a mission worth fighting for, and we hope that you will join us.
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