Group 3 - Case 1 (Technological Sceptics)

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Group 3 - Case 1 (Technological Sceptics)

  1. 1. Technological Sceptics, Optimist Right<br />Snappy Consulting<br />
  2. 2. Technological Pessimism<br />“Human knowledge of the world, how to manipulate it, has been used to deliver suffering” (  ) (Gray 2001)<br />Population outstripping available natural resources<br />Population is rapidly growing to the point where NK cannot supported<br />Natural systems reach a fundamental resource constraints<br />
  3. 3. 2055, where we are now<br />Life is supported but not yet enhanced (oppty cost)<br />Conservation driven<br />More cautious than absolutely necessary<br />Technology more successful than anticipated<br />
  4. 4. Overarching Principles<br />Precautionary Principle<br />Recognition of externalities<br />Protects biosphere / nature<br />Safety<br />
  5. 5. Policies & Initiatives<br />Innovation policy<br />Less investment<br />Focused on new ways of protection and preservation<br />Social policy<br />Population cap<br />Transportation policy<br />Nationalized transportation (emphasis on public transport)<br />International policy<br />Based on partnership<br />
  6. 6. Policies & Initiatives<br />Environmental policy<br />Pollution tax (emissions, greenhouse)<br />Tax policy<br />Lower income taxes and transfer onto corporate (11th hour)<br />Agricultural policy <br />Subsidiaries<br />Natural resource policy<br />Rationing of natural resources<br />Supplement our existing resources<br />

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