How innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong!

May 26th, 2014
51lMQ4KxGXL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgThroughout time there have always been those trying to stop the forces of progress.  Fear of the new and fear of technology, has been the stuff of both horror and science fiction and of many dystopian visions of the future.

Today, too often in the name of good stewardship of our plant, there are those that believe we need a simpler world.  One where we go back to the land, to the farm, to a kind of Thoreau like localism.  The fact is the world is moving toward cities, technological progress is a force of nature that cannot be stopped and globalization is a genie that will not be put back into the proverbial bottle.

So how do we accept all of this, and still see a future that is livable, sustainable, and provides for our needs and still protects our food, our air, our water and our climate?  The answer lies in technology  and in innovation that is, as Robert Bryce says, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper.

My conversation with Robert Bryce: