2213. Civil and military, two lines of development

To cope with a different future that diverges from growth and technology we will need to take apart our belief in progress as linear and inevitable. We have a history of development something like from fire to the vwheel, the clock, the printing press, electricity, TV, iPhones. And we think this is progress, unquestioned. But in parallel with this line we have another line with military at the center of invention, guns, slavery, raising up wealth and pushing down ordinary people to be labor. It is clear that this pair of parallel lines tells us that maybe it isn’t progress after all, but a mixed bag we can — and must — rethink.

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