The Problem of Technology

Authored by: Cameron La Follette? , Chris Maser

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  June  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498788441
eBook ISBN: 9781315155999
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315155999-11

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Abstract

The role of technology is viewed today as the avenue to all “progress,” especially in economic affairs. Since the Industrial Revolution, the combination of human and machine creates the products as output, but without new technology, continual gains in productivity are nullified. Without increases in productivity, an ever-higher standard of living is but a fond imagining.

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