I am Alexander Bender-Cramer, your host. At this site I promote the view that technology is not a necessary evil; that it is necessary, and not necessarily evil.

Technology has a natural dynamism. It wants to move away from the low-tech, as exemplified by coal-fired power plants. The need to rebuild infrastructure for civilization so that it survives the impending environmental disruption compels us to follow the high-tech imperative. This need implies a drastic increase in productivity, which can only come about by breaking out of the impasse in which our various systems are stuck: monetary, economic, education, health care. These require as much attention as technology.