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I’m afraid you missed the entire point of the article, which means I haven’t been clear enough. I’ll try again the next go around.
I’m saying that technologists have a responsibility as members of society and *all* members of society have a responsibility, too. Everyone needs to step up. The last thing I am advocating for is a technocratic elite to run things “the right way”.
Thanks for your considered feedback, Tim. I didn’t take it personally. I suspect that we’re closer than you think — I agree, broadly, with everything you’ve written. In my defense, I didn’t want to go on too long.
Suffice to say, this piece was intended to be an introduction before I go into more detail and I do not consider…
Thank you! I’m only aware of solarpunk on my periphery and there’s a lot more reading and conversations I know I need to do to have a good chance of seeing and explaining how all these concepts and approaches fit together for delivering the kinds of future that people want.
I have further thoughts on this that I haven’t written about yet, but my intuition is that for us to make significant progress, we must attack the issues “everywhere, at once”. That is, there are simplistic and tactical issues that we can and must address quickly, but that on their own, they won’t have enough of an effect. Simultaneously, there must…
I agree. This is one of the issues where at the moment, I think it’s a “when it’s no-one’s responsibility, it needs to be everyone’s responsibility” sort of issue.