compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
INTELLIGENCE of NATURE
and fulfil our lives, so that in death we will have acquitted
our dues and not been envious of others.
Leonardo da Vinci
Charles Eisenstein shares his concerns about how pervasive the 'technology will fix it'
mentality has become, and proposes an entirely different approach to healing our current
ecological and social crises. Environmentalists and concerned citizens are increasingly
beginning to recognize the delusion of the 'technological fix' – the use of technology
to remedy problems caused by previous technology. It is increasingly obvious that a new
pesticide won’t finally eliminate the superweeds that evolved to resist the previous
pesticide, that new and more powerful antibiotics won’t bring final victory over the
superbugs that evolved to resist previous antibiotics, and that massive geoengineering
projects like seeding the stratosphere with sulphuric acid or the oceans with iron
(to combat climate change) will likely cause horrific unanticipated consequences.
our old story. As that happens, none of our fixes, technological or otherwise, are working
anymore to control the pain: the grief, the rage, the loneliness we feel as we gaze out
upon what we have wrought. Thus begins the healing journey into a new narrative of
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