Lecture 12.docx - Lecture 12 Ronald Wright The Great Experiment Progress Trap When a technology that helps us thrive(in some way progresses to the point

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Lecture 12 Ronald Wright: The Great Experiment Progress Trap When a technology that helps us thrive (in some way) progresses to the point where it makes us worse of The Atom Bomb Weapon of ofence or defence, major advancement of previous weapons Weapons provide security, but the atom bomb is a weapon of mass destruction. It never caused global peace Hunting Whenever there is a new technology introduced for hunting, it makes hunting easier and we can obtain more food Hunt for food until we threaten the population of particular hunted animals Agriculture Overplant areas, growing and depleting resources from the land. Crops can then begin to fail. Industrial Revolution Over time we became better of than ever. The detriment is climate change Petrol Automobile was invented just 134 years ago, and in that time we have we have harmed the environment and reached peak oil, natural gas usage and other non-renewables Medicine Makes us better and healthier until resources deplete Religion Come together as a community. Seems successful until it is not successful, may cause
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