Thinking about apocalypse, like thinking about one’s own death, is not something that most of us have much enthusiasm for
Tech companies are rapidly networking the environment in ways that will transform our perception of nature—just as social media reshaped our relationships with each other. What could possibly go wrong?
The ultimate literature of the imagination calls upon us to do more than merely invent or imitate the apocalypse
For decades, humans have modeled technology on observations of the natural world. But new discoveries about nature—and tools for manipulating it—have opened up novel approaches potentially more powerful than mere imitation to solving Human Age problems.
Ted Nordhaus reviews The Wizard and The Prophet by Charles Mann
Bookmarks for a Human Age
A solar border would alleviate a range of binational problems. For one, it would have a civilizing effect.
Mining landfills for metals and energy
There could be more than 60 billion of them on the planet
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill