Warren Carey

Toronto Ontario, Canada

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Warren Carey
Posted about 2 years ago
Does Technology destroy our relationship with Nature?
Phew this is a tough argument huh? Lets see... [writing [[musing]] out loud...] some technology can help humanity [generally] to maintain or renew our connection with nature. Also, I think we can make a conscious effort to create technology that can be respectful toward nature, i.e., 100% recyclable products. When I pondered the question,"can we aspire to create technology that is respectful of nature"? I was thinking about balance with people and creating technology that leaves a small "foot-print," using more of “what” is already here.... for example... a desk-top computer or TV that does not use a conventional "screen." Link that with a home whose windows are "green" because of the window frames have two layers of glass and the home is efficient with managing heat loss. The first window pane blackens or maybe not and the 2nd, inside pane of glass is in use by your home desktop computer or television… as a giant screen. Possible? I think so. Tech like the above would I imagine reduce the number of computer and television panels [screen] being produced each year. When I wrote about technology and "nature-friendly." I was thinking small, about disposal, waste and parts suitable for refurbishment and/or recycling. My guess is more can be done about that. Your thoughts?