The evidence is gaining increasing clarity: We've reached a crossroads unlike any other in human history. One path leads to despair for Homo industrialis. The other leads to extinction, for Homo sapiens and the millions of species we are taking with us into the abyss. I'll take door number one.
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Our global culture is held together and connected by our economic system of money, laws and enforcement. This economic system is structured in such a way that it automatically and unintentionally motivates and perpetuates behaviors that are damaging to Earth. We can save Earth by understanding this destructive mechanism and then by acting to replace it with a creative, restorative one.
The failures of understanding that so often stymie communication in discussions of the future of industrial society unfold from the most basic models we use to make sense of our experience. Maybe it's time to address those models and their implications directly, instead of assuming -- incorrectly -- that those who talk about the future are all talking about the same thing.
This decade was the one that was supposed to usher in the era when bits and bytes would replace tons and barrels as the measure of what an economy does. The information economy would eclipse the economy of blast furnaces and railcars.
Many discussions of preserving information for the deindustrial future focus on the internet and other high-tech options. A step or two down the technological ladder offers options that are much more likely to find their way from discussion into reality.
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