Jan 24th, 2017
Shrinking the Technosphere
The harmful side of even relatively benign technology can be plain to see, but is hardly ever discussed. Dmitry Orlov's new book, Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom, is critical of many aspects of technology, but it intends to evaluate each aspect of technlogoy based on a harm/benefit tradeoff, showing that the best technologies are nature-like and are not harmful at all.
Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad, USSR, into an academic family, and emigrated to the US in the mid-1970s. He holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Linguistics, and has worked in a variety of fields, including high-energy physics, Internet commerce, network security and advertising. He is the best-selling author of several previous books, including Reinventing Collapse and The Five Stages of Collapse.