Home > Crazy Town Podcast > Episode 23 – Mayor McCheese & Modern Medicine: Squandering Energy and Rethinking Technology


April 22, 2020

Some anthropologists argue that we’re living in an anomalous historical period called High Energy Modernity, which will end sooner than we might like because of declining ‘net energy.’ It’s an era of contradictions in which we’ve acquired unbelievable technology but put it to some of the most frivolous uses. In this episode, Rob, Asher, and Jason ask themselves, “If High Energy Modernity is on the way out, what will we miss most, and what will we be glad to see go?” And they ponder appropriate technology and whether the digging stick is primed for a comeback.


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