Issue 208 • September/October 2001
Technology: dream or nightmare?
Welcome • Satish Kumar
QUESTIONING THE UNQUESTIONED • Langdon Winner
The question is, "Why are we developing this technology in the first place?
FORFEITING THE FUTURE • Bill Joy
Powerful new technologies threaten life on Earth and raise moral issues.
WHO BENEFITS MOST? • Jerry Mander
TV and computers facilitate the centralization of global corporate power.
LET US NOT PLAY GOD • Jeremy Rifkin
We need a global debate about the ethics of genetic engineering.
CARNIVAL • Brian Eno
Carnival could be a model for culture.
FOR THE COMMON GOOD • Dr Arpad Pusztai
We must have independent scientists free from corporate funding.
ASTRO-IMPERIALISM • Karl Grossman
If the US deploys weapons in space, war will follow.
COLONIZING CULTURES • Chet Bowers
Computers undermine and marginalize non-Western societies.
AMBIVALENT ATTITUDES • Rebecca Willis
Technology is a double-edged sword.
STRIKING THE BALANCE • Peter Harper
How do we achieve sustainable lifestyles?
REDESIGN • William McDonough
We must endow our children with a healthy future.
SLOW DOWN • Satish Kumar
"When the gods made time, they made plenty of it."
SELFISH MOBILITY • Michael Shaw Bond
The mobile phone restricts greater mobility.
A DAY WITHOUT CARS • Douglas Dupler
A Car-Free Day evolves into a lifestyle.
BETTER BUSINESS? • James Wilsdon & Jonathon Porritt
Can technology help to clean up business practice?
WORDS FOR THE WILD • Stephanie Mills
Streamlining nature for profit comes at a great cost.
NATURE TOUCHED HER SOUL • Anne-Lise Clift
The paintings of Marianne Werefkin are imbued with spiritual radiance.
YOUNG AT HEART
Toddlers mix with old-timers.
Information is the key to action.
LEADING THE WAY
Banning lead products.
Weeds are welcome.
Touchstone • Colin Hodgetts
A Sense of Place • Naomi Wakan
Voice From The South • Vandana Shiva
Poetry • Lynne Wycherley
Cutting Edge • George Monbiot
Business Diary • David Boyle
Letters to the Editors
THE CORPORATE COUP • James Sainsbury
It Didn't Happen Here
A MODERN MASTER • John Lane
Arthur Boyd: Art and Life
THE MARKET TRANSCENDENT • John Elkington
One Market Under God
CAUSE FOR OPTIMISM • Peter Raynard
AN EPIC JOURNEY • John Moat
Sandro Botticelli: Picture Cycle for Dante's Divine Comedy
GARDENER'S DELIGHT • Brigitte Norland
Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers
BOOKS IN BRIEF
IN MY OWN WORDS • Leopold Kohr
Extract from The Breakdown of Nations