The dominant culture measures itself by the speed of “progress”. But what if this so-called progress is actually driving us full force towards collapse? Surviving Progress shows how past civilisations were destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the environment accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilisation escape a final, catastrophic progress trap?
Year: 2011. 12.14K views.