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Issue 208 • September/October 2001

Technology: dream or nightmare?

Out of print

Welcome

Welcome •

Technology

QUESTIONING THE UNQUESTIONED •

The question is, "Why are we developing this technology in the first place?

FORFEITING THE FUTURE •

Powerful new technologies threaten life on Earth and raise moral issues.

WHO BENEFITS MOST? •

TV and computers facilitate the centralization of global corporate power.

LET US NOT PLAY GOD •

We need a global debate about the ethics of genetic engineering.

CARNIVAL •

Carnival could be a model for culture.

FOR THE COMMON GOOD •

We must have independent scientists free from corporate funding.

ASTRO-IMPERIALISM •

If the US deploys weapons in space, war will follow.

COLONIZING CULTURES •

Computers undermine and marginalize non-Western societies.

AMBIVALENT ATTITUDES •

Technology is a double-edged sword.

STRIKING THE BALANCE •

How do we achieve sustainable lifestyles?

REDESIGN •

We must endow our children with a healthy future.

SLOW DOWN •

"When the gods made time, they made plenty of it."

SELFISH MOBILITY •

The mobile phone restricts greater mobility.

A DAY WITHOUT CARS •

A Car-Free Day evolves into a lifestyle.

BETTER BUSINESS? • &

Can technology help to clean up business practice?

WORDS FOR THE WILD •

Streamlining nature for profit comes at a great cost.

The Arts

NATURE TOUCHED HER SOUL •

The paintings of Marianne Werefkin are imbued with spiritual radiance.

Frontline

YOUNG AT HEART

Toddlers mix with old-timers.

MOTHERS UNITE

Information is the key to action.

LEADING THE WAY

Banning lead products.

NATURAL SOLUTIONS

Weeds are welcome.

Regulars

Touchstone

A Sense of Place

Voice From The South

Poetry

Cutting Edge

Perspectives

Business Diary

Letters to the Editors

Reviews

THE CORPORATE COUP •

Review of It Didn't Happen Here

A MODERN MASTER •

Review of Arthur Boyd: Art and Life

THE MARKET TRANSCENDENT •

Review of One Market Under God

CAUSE FOR OPTIMISM •

Review of Digital Futures

AN EPIC JOURNEY •

Review of Sandro Botticelli: Picture Cycle for Dante's Divine Comedy

GARDENER'S DELIGHT •

Review of Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers

BOOKS IN BRIEF

IN MY OWN WORDS •

Review of Extract from The Breakdown of Nations

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