progress -- steps forward, 'growth' -- lead, on the
light and sunny side, to human happiness and harmony
On the dark
side, such progress and growth lead to pollution,
overcrowding and degradation of nature.
both Inhabitants of this world
Invaders of this world.
Technopolitana idea does not condemn progress. It
questions assumptions about its nature and what
constitutes a fundamental human right, that of being
It is an
attempt not to damn but to examine ideas embedded in the
scientific revolution of the sixteenth & seventeenth
Bacon's idea that humans exist to 'conquer' the earth.
Bacon is a crucial figure in the great assumption that
society is improved by the accumulation of objectively
tested knowledge, that is 'science'.
Technopolitana does not reject this idea so much as to
ask whether we are reaching a point where there is so
much 'conquest' as to leave little, precious earth.