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Visionaries – 10.10.16

“Technological Optimism.” Technological pessimism holds that our technology is brining us a bleak future. Books like “The Population Bomb” predicted collapse, and such books are still being written. But technology has also brought us unprecedented affluence and information abundance for all. So how should we think about technology? Find more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VfMt_BSfic

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Richard Heinberg – Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom

Predicting the future is a fool’s errand, but everybody does it. As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrowbring?” The answers have ranged from idyllic to hellish, though the reality has been, more often than not, “a lot like today.” Since the Industrial Revolution, the …

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Richard Heinberg – Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom

Predicting the future is a fool’s errand, but everybody does it. As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, “What will tomorrowbring?” The answers have ranged from idyllic to hellish, though the reality has been, more often than not, “a lot like today.” Since the Industrial Revolution, the …