Looking forward one hundred years (quoting Joichi Ito)

Standard

Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab

“One hundred years from now, the role of science and technology will be about becoming part of nature rather than trying to control it.

So much of science and technology has been about pursuing efficiency, scale and “exponential growth” at the expense of our environment and our resources.

We have rewarded those who invent technologies that control our triumph over nature in some way. This is clearly not sustainable.We must understand that we live in a complex system where everything is interrelated and interdependent and that everything we design impacts a larger system.

My dream is that 100 years from now, we will be learning from nature, integrating with nature and using science and technology to bring nature into our lives to make human beings and our artifacts not only zero impact but a positive impact to the natural system that we live in.”

Technology Review (published by MIT), “Joi Ito’s Near-Perfect Explanation of the Next 100 Years

Original source: 100 dreams, 100 minds, 100 years” (a Steelcase promotional webpage)

Related in this blog:

Peter Drucker’s requirements for education systems

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s