Western Carolina University The Human Scale Technology Discussion
Discuss any below —
1. the meaning of technology for Thomas Berry in his essay.
2. What do you think of Berry and Swimme’s idea that we are the ‘consciousness of the universe’ and the fate of the planet is about choosing to enter the ECOZOIC era? Can we alter the course of our world if we all make necessary changes? Do those changes begin with imagining the very worst, and the very best of who we are and becoming ‘stewards of this earth’ or the consciousness of the universe?
3. How does this align with ‘Tragedy of the commons’ if at all?
4. the Human Scale sets a ‘tone’ within the first five minutes – -what is that ‘tone’? and what do you think of the ideas in the film? for instance 6 miles per hour lifestyle instead of a 60 miles per hour one?