GTI FORUM


First Panel

Disruptive Technologies

Panel 1

Paul Raskin

The Question of Technology

Opener

Paul Raskin

Michel Bauwens

The Blockchain Revolution

Michel Bauwens

Al Hammond

Six Disruptive Technologies

Al Hammond

Derek Hrynyshyn

Toward a People’s Social Media

Derek Hrynyshyn

Sheldon Krimsky

Sustainable GMOs: An Oxymoron?

Sheldon Krimsky

Sarah Manski

Navigating the CryptoCommons

Sarah Manski

Anitra Nelson

Relocalizing Technology

Anitra Nelson

William I. Robinson

Global Capitalism’s Digital Revolution

William I. Robinson

Doug Schuler

Fighting on
All Fronts

Doug Schuler

Tim Weiskel

The Truth about the Green Revolution

Tim Weiskel

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First Slide

The Big Picture

Panel 2

Carlos Álvarez Pereira

Beyond Modernity’s Technology

Carlos Álvarez Pereira

Alf Hornberg

Whose Technology?

Alf Hornborg

Deborah Johnson

Our Robots or Theirs?

Deborah G. Johnson

Bonn Juego

Marx Was Right
about Tech

Bonn Juego

Alexander Lautensach

Trapped in the Technosphere

Alexander Lautensach

Melissa Leach

Pathways to Sustainability

Melissa Leach

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Putting Technology
in Its Place

Helena Norberg-Hodge

David W. Orr

Guidelines for Technology

David W. Orr

Guy Standing

Big Tech Meets
Big Finance

Guy Standing

Brian Tokar

The Dialectic of
Tech and Society

Brian Tokar

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How will technology shape—and be shaped by—the global transition now underway? Disruptive technologies will influence which future emerges, yet they are subject to social choices yet to be made. This Forum explores these vital questions. Panel 1 focuses on vanguard technologies, such as bioengineering and artificial intelligence, and whether they have a role to play in a Great Transition. Panel 2 explores conceptual frameworks for understanding the interplay between technology and society. Does technology drive history, the reverse, or something else entirely?


Core GT Texts

JTE


The emergence of an organic planetary civilization has become both possible and necessary. What would it look like? How do we get there?

gtessay


The classic essay on our planetary moment, global scenarios, and pathways to a just, fulfilling, and sustainable future.