Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth:False Solutions 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Techno-Utopianism & the Fate of the Earth  False Solutions  Techno Solutionism: Building "Substitute" Nature 
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
WZRD Chicago  Events and Speeches  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
(4th panel) Teach-In on why Technology will not save the world. 45 Scholars, Authors & Activists over two days provide an analysis on why immediate change is required in our thinking,
behavior, values and economies.

With The Planet Depleted, overbuilt and poisoned, wild nature and its great gifts are disappearing. The economic challenge for a growth economy is to save itself by build entirely new resources bases to replace the old ones: New genetic foods, new genetic people and beings, new chemical skies to replace old ones (the victims of climate change), new molecular systems, new weaponry on earth and soon, in space, et. al.. For corporations, innovation solves the problem: Ignore the mess, create saleable "green" false solutions, and build and market "substitute nature" for uninterrupted product development and growth. (Event program)

Human consciousnesses barely grasps the fact that the "Sixth Great Extinction" of Earth's life forms is underway due to human action or that humans have less significance in the ecological mix than bacteria. This epic teach-in seeks to frame the issues and offer ecologically sane alternatives that could result in a way out of the termination of Nature and society. 
M. Huesemann, John M. Greer 
Notes: Credits:
4th panel 3:15 - 4:00 pm

M. Huesemann, Author, "Techno-Fix": Why Technology Can't Save Us
John M. Greer, Author, "The Wealth of Nature": False Promises 
International Forum On Globalization -
The International Center For Technology Assessment -
NY Open Center -
The Schumacher Center For New Economics -

(21 Co-Sponsors - see for complete list) 
Economics | Environment | Philosophy | Biodiversity / Extinction | Climate Change | Renewable Energy | Human Rights | Militarism  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Cooper Union, NYC  12-08-2014  English 
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File Info
4thpanel  128Kbps mp3 (38.28MB) Mono 
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