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By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:06:39

I think the main point we're trying to make is simply that social change is the lynchpin, not technological innovation (as so many who would be affected by social change like to claim). Everything we really needed to live sustainably was around a hundred years ago, and things haven't changed yet - at least not for the better.

Technologies are not neutral. They are intricate parts of larger social systems. Every one has costs and benefits, and the world-changing implications of certain technologies (television, nuclear weapons etc) make it clear that we shouldn't just wantonly adopt new ones without first considering the cost.

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