Waiting for technology to solve the weather - RSA

Waiting for technology to solve the weather

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  • Environment
  • Technology

"I feel like I am waiting for technology to save us, it is too big a problem for me to accept. The world is heating to a point where society will eventually break down, life will resemble all the doom laden Sci-Fi films I have ever seen, and I will most certainly be on the outside of the Dome. I’m waiting for AI to kill me, and fusion to save me, and I am waiting. I am not sure I am in anyway enfranchised." - Concerned observer.

What exactly are we waiting for? Fusion, CO2 sponges, a miracle? Are we yet again putting all our hopes on technology when the difficult answer is that we all have to make sacrifices and the relentless pursuit of money and riches must not be the motivator we all live by? Nationalism will make it hard for countries to cooperate, big business is green washing, and we are living in hope in a world that needs science and technology more than ever.

So, what is on the horizon in the tech world, what is being done on a human level, and where will you and your family be in 20-30 years’ time?

Join the Augmented Society Network to explore
•    Our dependence on technology to tackle climate change
•    Taking the lead against green washing
•    Taking ownership and understanding the science available now and in the future

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The Augmented Society Network is an RSA US Thematic Network founded in 2019 by two RSA Fellows with a passion for humankind. The network meets to discuss the impact technology is having on society and will continue to have in the coming weeks, decades and centuries. To learn more about the Augmented Society Network, go to https://www.augmentedsociety.org/.

Photo attribution: The original image may be accessed via Unsplash and is the work of NOAA.