There is a great deal of historical evidence to suggest that a society which loses its identity with posterity and which loses its positive image of the future also loses its capacity to deal with present problems, and soon falls apart.

 Kenneth E. Boulding
The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth

Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural selection, the force that made us.  Soon we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become.

Edward O. Wilson
Consilience, The Unity of Knowledge

It’s a pity we’re still officially living in an age called the Holocene.  The Anthropocene – human dominance of biological, chemical and geological processes on Earth – is already an undeniable reality.

Paul J. Crutzen

We might therefore say that engaging with the technosphere leads one into the dirty work inside the “machine room” of the Anthropocene, amidst the non-linear mechanics of global change, where things are nested and wired more haphazardly than one might believe.

Rosol et al. 2017

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