Monday, June 7, 2021

The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning A Post-Peak World

The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning A Post-Peak World 
Second Edition

John Michael Greer

Publication Date: June 30, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-945810-55-8
Trade paperback: 335 pages

$15.99 paperback

As conventional notions of perpetual progress and overnight apocalypse prove hopelessly inadequate as models for our present predicament, John Michael Greer offers a vision of cultural evolution based on the recognition that human societies are subject to the same rules as all other living communities and follow trajectories through time over which we have no control. A process of succession, like the one that converts barren ground into forest on a timescale of centuries, governs the rise and fall of civilizations...including ours.

The ongoing crisis of the industrial world needs to be seen for what it is: the opening phase of a long and challenging transition. That transition does not lead back to the social patterns of the past. It
points forward to a new kind of human ecology—the ecotechnic societies of the far future, which will support relatively advanced technologies on a sustainable resource base.

Greer shows that many core elements of the ecotechnics of the future already exist in embryonic form, and individual and community action here and now can help develop the toolkit our descendants will use. Ready or not, we are already on our way to... The Ecotechnic Future.