Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Can Technology Save Us?

New World Notes #691 (June 8, 2021):
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Even though you know the answer
(no), you'll probably still enjoy the show, which features selections from two funny and intelligent talks.

Jello Biafra explains how the last supposedly revolutionary technological advances--cell phones and the Internet--have weakened real communities and increased alienation.

Then urban-design theorist James Howard Kunstler discusses our technology gurus' (at Google) inability to understand that technology cannot solve the problem of declining fossil fuel reserves. In a nutshell: you can make iPods out of petroleum (Dude,) but not vice versa.

Previously broadcast.

James Howard Kunstler

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