Tuesday, 3 January 2017

‘We can’t wait for technology to save us’

... concluded a piece in the FT last year: Relax about robots but worry over climate change.
...the big lesson, at policy level, is that we cannot sit and wait for innovation to save us from climate change.
Imagining new technologies — as Philip K Dick did in his 1968 novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (filmed as Blade Runner) — is a part of inventing them. Pinning our hopes on a sudden leap in the technologies we know is more likely to deliver the post-apocalyptic world in which that story is set.