Future histories – technology isn’t neutral

September 7, 2019; Publisher: ; Format:

My radio interview for 3CR Earth Matters can be found here: https://www.3cr.org.au/earthmatters/episode-201909081100/future-histories-technology-isnt-neutral

Can we simply innovate our way out of the present climate crisis? Or do technological fixes hide another problem – that of a deeply unequal and unjust world? Until we start to understand that climate change is a also political problem we may end up carrying the problems of the present into a clean energy future.

Lawyer and writer Lizzie O’Shea argues that if we are going to have a just and democratic world we need to wrestle the future of technology away from the billionaires and tech-bros and put it into the hands of the people.

Guest: Lizzie O’Shea.
Earth Matters #1208 was produced by Teishan Ahearne.