The book gives an interesting critique of technology as experienced in the daily activities. Jerry Mander examines how technology influences the existence of humankind. Nonetheless, the author does not advocate for conduit of technology but reflects on the choices made by people in the course of advancement of technology. In his assessment, the author uses the indigenous societies to demonstrate that people make decisions based on the likely effects on the future creations. His assessment reflects on matters to be considered in the adoption of technological applications. The author’s worry is driven by the lack of control policies, which will check on the utilization of technology resources. According to the author, technology has resulted in both negative and positive effects on the world. The discussion failed to point out the alternatives, which can be used if there was no technology. It is evident that increasing population leads to depletion of natural resources, thus innovative approaches are prudent. Although the author presents a good case, it is practically unfeasible for the people to operate without technology. Nonetheless, the discussion is crucial as a basis for informing all stakeholders about their obligations in the management of the resources. The book is helpful for a learner, particularly in understanding the challenges arising from the increased use of technology in the world.
The author examines the challenges of education, which he asserts has caused problems due to insufficient and ill-advised education. According to the author, the form of education offered makes the learners to start worrying about their future even before establishing a career. In his assessment, the author argues that the current form of education distances the learners from the realities of life. The author makes his assertions from an ecological perspective and gives approaches to restructure the educational systems to conform with the values and the needs in the changing global dynamics. The book offers significant suggestions on how to change the perception about education not merely based on career development and success but to build intellectual capacity. The discussion is crucial to inform the policy makers, particularly in the educational fraternity. With such an understanding, it will be possible for all people to value education despite their performance in class. Nonetheless, the author need to convince educational administrators how to building intellect capacity for students who are generally weak in class. The recommendations will help boost the morale of the learners while persuading the administrators to restructure the curriculum. The book gives a reader a different perspective thus helps in shaping the notion of people towards education.
The book exposes the errors associated with the conventional economic theory, which has impacted negatively on the global economy. The author argues that the fixation with money and economic prowess is destructive and likely to lead in massive disasters. Additionally, the author offers several approaches on how the trend can be reversed using public policy scheme that have a greater inclination on the natural world. His discussion tends to demonstrate that the worth and feasibility of the economic system is influenced by ecology. The author maintains that globalization is the effect of irregular access to intense energy resources and interested-modelled systems that will become obsolete with the diminishing natural resources. He recommends development of economic strategies that considers the natural resources such as energy. The discussion is timely and important to policy makers both in the economic front and the ecological sphere. Nonetheless, the author should demonstrate economic models that will reflect the actual conditions in the world today. The author needs to respond why he has not adequately addressed demographic factor and market forces as significant elements that influence economic trends. The author argues that there is a need for consensus among all stakeholders when coming up with economic policies.
The book gives motivating accounts of success in the examination the current challenges and the possible solutions. The author uses a non-partisan approach in developing the discussions. By picking ideas from diverse people, the author is able to generate important points of reference that can be used to address the ever-growing challenges in the management of the environment. The author agrees that realization of a bright future can only be feasible people adopt far-reaching approaches in conserving the environment. The negative effects include matters such as pollution and faster utilization of natural resources. As a result, the author notes that there is a likelihood of increased levels of human suffering including the future generations.The literature available in these sources provides information that tends to point to common areas on the guiding philosophies in the management of nature. The book gives crucial information to the policy makers and environmental activists who are largely involved in drafting policies on the management of the natural world. Learners and scholars can find the book useful, particularly ideas picked from the various activists. In fact, the book has an activism disposition that helps in creating awareness on responsible use of natural resources. Overall, the book is comprehensive in the way it handled the topic.