Will Low Tech Replace High Tech?

We are intoxicated by technology. We are seduced by its power, its speed, its gadgetry and its promise to solve the problems of human suffering. As those problems get bigger and as technology offers new solutions, low tech is unlikely to make a comeback. Technology is a carrot we have trotted after for a long time, and as it speeds up, we gallop after it.

But high tech does not stay high tech forever. Nor does it march in a straight line. The unanticipated and unintended consequences of new technology can be as significant as its promise, especially if we proceed...

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