Thursday, August 15, 2013

Industrial ill-logic

The solution to any problem is to add more of whatever is causing the problem. If a government agency is mired in bureaucracy, form another subcommittee. If freedom and liberty are threatened, add restrictions and increase security. If our privacy is being eroded, what we obviously need is better surveillance systems.

And when it comes to the problems caused directly by technology, the solution is ALWAYS additional technology.

Consider the problem of dying honeybees.  “Colony collapse disorder” is caused both directly and indirectly by technology: directly through the use of immunotoxic pesticides, and indirectly through a variety of effects of industrial farming, including simple habitat loss.  The solution? 

Wait for it…

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