In our high-tech world, do we live at the end of nature? Is the technosphere replacing the biosphere? Can humans control their genetically inherited Pleistocene appetites in an Anthropocene Epoch? Is experience of the urban, rural, and wild a three-dimensional life, with life focused on fewer dimensions under-privileged? Do we, ought we, wish to live on an engineered planet? Would this fulfill human destiny or display human arrogance, failing to embrace our home planet in care and wonder? If we are to solve the escalating technology problem in the right place, we must learn to manage ourselves as much as the planet. True, we must become civilized. Be a resident on your landscape. True, the future holds advancing technology. But equally: we do not want to live a denatured life, on a de-natured planet.


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