By Michael Huesemann, Joyce Huesemann
Techno-Fix questions a first-rate paradigm of our age: that complex expertise will extricate us from an ever expanding load of social, environmental, and monetary ills. Techno-Fix shows why unfavorable accidental results of technological know-how and expertise are inherently unavoidable and unpredictable, why counter-technologies, techno-fixes, and potency advancements don't provide lasting strategies, and why smooth expertise, within the presence of endured fiscal development, doesn't advertise sustainability yet as an alternative speeds up collapse.
The authors discover the explanations for the uncritical attractiveness of recent applied sciences; exhibit that technological optimism is predicated on lack of knowledge and that expanding consumerism and materialism, which were facilitated via technology and know-how, have didn't raise happiness. the typical trust that technological swap is inevitable is puzzled, the parable of the value-neutrality of know-how is uncovered and the ethics of the technological primary: "what should be performed can be performed" is challenged. Techno-Fix asserts that technology and know-how, as presently practiced, can't resolve the numerous critical difficulties we are facing and paradigm shift is required to reorient technology and know-how in a extra socially in charge and environmentally sustainable direction.
The authors of Techno-Fix are within observers of the technological scene. Educated and skilled in technological know-how and engineering, the authors bring a hugely readable, insightful and robust critique of recent technology.
The readers of Techno-Fix will study a few inconvenient truths approximately technological know-how and expertise, themes which are hardly ever, if ever, coated within the media or mentioned between pros. Readers can be challenged to think again their present worldview, their paradigms and assumptions concerning the so-called gives you of contemporary expertise. yet they'll additionally believe empowered and encouraged via the truth that such a lot difficulties confronting humanity have inherently easy, low-tech solutions.
Who should still learn Techno-Fix? somebody fascinated by the consequences of expertise on society and the surroundings; somebody educating or learning technology, engineering, medication, or similar disciplines; an individual meaning to create a greater future.
Techno-Fix has been recommended via Richard Heinberg, invoice McKibben, David Suzuki, William Rees, and plenty of different vital figures within the environmental and educational neighborhood.