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Green Political Theory: A Report

Green Political Theory: A Report

Green political theory: A report
JohnBarry and AndrewDobson

In 1983 the United Nations undertook a little-reported series of ‘time-lapse’ experiments on selected individuals to try to calibrate the effect of ever-accelerating social and intellectual change. The fear that underlay these experiments was that humans are ill-adapted to rapid change, and that if the rate of change continued to accelerate to the degree observed throughout the twentieth century, humanity's non-adaptive reactions could become pathological, with potentially disastrous consequences.

The experiment required that individuals from various walks of life be isolated from developments occurring in their fields of endeavour for a period of 20 years from 1 January 1983. Although cryogenic technology would have been the perfect way of achieving the required ‘deep sleep’, ethical ...

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