Monday, August 04, 2008

A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright

An interesting overview of the history of ‘progress’ (mainly technology) and how we have gotten ourselves into certain 'progress traps' that our entire socio-economic structure depends upon. I liked it, but would have preferred he elaborate more on his notion of ‘progress traps.’ Additionally, having read Diamond’s Guns, Germs & Steel and Collapse, there wasn’t much new here.


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