137. Flexibility, not a plan.

July 1, 2009 § Leave a comment

I have been thinking that we need to follow out the logic of two paths.

1. that we can cope with climate change, and then, how? It is largely dependent now on societal and political considerations, all undermined by economic issues. Yet economy and tech have to be part of the solution.

2. that we cannot make changes, in which case we need to be thinking about, ok, then what? Massive coping and..?

In the context of these two, looking at the role of tech and innovation is very interesting. To the extent that we tie tech and economics to #1 Only, we may miss many opportunities.

In particular I am partially convinced that the way to dealing with climate change is more in diversification than in a technocratic centralist project. We need flexibility more than a plan.


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