The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World
“[John Michael] Greer’s work is nothing short of brilliant. He has the multidisciplinary smarts to deeply understand our human dilemma as we stand on the verge of the inevitable collapse of industrialism. And he wields uncommon writing skills, making his diagnosis and prescription entertaining, illuminating, and practically informative. Not to be missed.”—Richard Heinberg,...more
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It took me forever to read this book, but it was well worth it. It is dense and rich in every way, and I found that I really needed to live with it a little at a time both because it offers so much to chew on and because at times it kept me awake at night. That is due to my own personal place in the world, though, and while it will no doubt shake everyone who reads it up at some point or other, that is nei ...more
The Long Descent and The Ecotechnic Future: Envisioning a Post-Peak World . This review is for both of them, as they made me feel and think more or less the same things. For your information, both share the same ideological and theoretical ideas, but they were different in some aspects: The Long Descent's explanation of what the myth of progress is and how and why it came about I enjoyed more, while it was the practical information, tips, guidelines, ...more
I'm not talking here about the general idea of peak oil, which is the assumed basis for what Greer is "prophesying" here. I am convinced that we are heading into a post-peak world, and not because of anything Greer says in this book. (He doesn't argue much for the reality of peak oil, it is assumed - the subtitl ...more
Whether Greer is correct that there is no other energy source that is sufficiently concentrated to replace petroleum in our industrial civilization is certai ...more
I really don't mind in the least when I'm reading along in one of his books and I suddenly realize tha ...more
I didn't agree with his main theme that the only like scenario will be that eventually society will model itself closely to the pre-industrial agrarian societies. This maybe more my optimistic nature that says that technology will find alternative. Just over the la ...more
he sure is smug though about the ways he has embraced the ecotechnic future, though. If our decline will take decades or centuries, why become some weirdo druid guy? enjoy the ride while we're still on it.
Changed my views!