Appropriate Technology Intro

23 Feb

Problem: The global challenges ahead of us are immense. Increase yields sustainably by +50% by 2050 (Hillary Clinton’s favorite statistic) for a growing world population. Provide employment to revitalize a stagnant U.S. economy + prevent a global depression. Find alternative fuel to power the world’s transportation fleet and prevent a potentially nuclear war. Utilize resources effectively without extracting too much more. Find alternative electricity solutions that are feasible.

I propose:

We have all the resources available and maybe on other planets. That human ingenuity can solve these problems. That small and medium-sized businesses in numbers are best equipped to provide jobs and do this transformation. By making tools/machines that satisfy a) pays back within the first year. b) Beta can be made with zero materials cost. We can effect the world that we wish to see.

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One Response to “Appropriate Technology Intro”

  1. ED MILLER February 23, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    another key challenge for humankind: love one another (and the earth) better . . . with more wisdom, selflessness, altruism, kindness, compassion, acceptance and equanimity. This will only happen if we strive to be better lovers ourselves.

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