New World Notes - Can Technology Save Us?
This week on New World Notes: radio program #294, October 22, 2013, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst replays an earlier show (NWN #58, from April 2009) featuring selections from two funny and intelligent talks. This week's installment will run for a full hour, as Ken asks listeners to pledge support to the station.
Jello Biafra explains how the last supposedly revolutionary technological advances--cell phones and the Internet--have weakened real communities and increased alienation.
Urban-design theorist James Howard Kunstler discusses our technology gurus' inability to understand that technology cannot solve the problem of declining fossil fuel reserves. In a nutshell: you can make iPods out of petroleum but not vice versa.
Thanks to Hunchentoot for the Jello Biafra talk and to the Unwelcome Guests Collective for the Kunstler.
Music added: from Chumbawamba, "Wizard of Menlo Park".
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