When we think of technology we usually think of high-tech and big-tech, like robots and automated factories. However, hand tools and craft processes are technologies too. In a lower energy future there will be more use of […]
Money, where it comes from and what it can buy, is not everything. In our society, the economy gets way too much attention – in policy-making and political rhetoric, in the media, even in the education system. This […]
The ‘consumption’ of creative goods and activities is more sustainable than the consumption of purely material material goods. A creative economy is where production and consumption involves the processing of ideas, symbols, and emotional experiences rather than […]
The following ‘inventions’ provide seven good reasons why society needs to use the precautionary principle. Invention throughout human history has been a process of trial and error. When an error was made it impacted very […]
An article entitled “Robots could threaten up to half New Zealand’s jobs in next 20 years” highlights yet another problem with our economies. The problem is that workers are losing the ability to find jobs because […]
Can we have a biofuel future?
There are three main issues that opponents to biofuels have:
They are made from food crops or grown on land that would otherwise be used for food crops
Using food crops and land […]
For many people Christmas is the most stressful time of the year. It shouldn’t be.
Yes, Christmas is a traditional time of giving, there’s nothing wrong with that at all. But what are we giving? Ourselves […]
Energy will never be as cheap as it is now. The question is do we act now and transition to a low-energy society while energy is still cheap, or do we paint ourselves into a corner?