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March 2016

THEY'LL THINK OF SOMETHING


A significant percentage of the global population thinks we can technologize our way out of our environmental crises. Their rallying cry is "They'll think of something." The hope is that another game-changing technology will burst on the scene and enable us to overcome global warming and continue our consumerist lifestyle. After all, the optimists reason, game changing technologies and sciences abound. Television, the internet, the cell phone, each has profoundly changed the way we live and work. Each technological advance has changed daily life in fundamental ways. They continue to serve as hotbeds of innovation for even more transformative technologies. In many cases these changes were largely unanticipated, according to the law of unintended consequences, and then became indispensable to humans. Why should we believe that the same won't happen as we deal with global environmental problems? ... MORE

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