John Michael Greer makes a really important provocation. He begins explaining a few things about the current world that everybody not living in a hole already knows:
The 2011 European Open Days (*) covered a lot of very different topics, from local transportation to health, traffic, smart cities and education. Almost all these talks, however, starting from the plenary opening session had the same implicit basis, always given for granted without the smallest amount of doubt:
- (this is the second part of the translation, with some links updated, of an article I wrote in June 2007 on this topic. The first part is here). Are computers limitable? The concept that you should use a tool only if you can “limit” it, that is if you can foresee and limit its potential damage by defining and regulating in advance how it can or should be used, creates more problems.