Environmental and economic perspectives are often framed as being in opposition; economic activity damages the environment, and environmental concerns prevent growth. There is one field…View More What does ecological economics teach us about living sustainably?
Synthetic biology has the potential to change humanity’s relationship with Earth. This is because synthetic biology could potentially change biospheres. It could furthermore indirectly affect…View More How does synthetic biology affect sustainability?
One major technological change happening right now is the development and spread of virtual reality and augmented reality. Once confined to sci-fi novels, these technologies…View More How will virtual and augmented reality affect sustainability?
If Facebook and Elon Musk’s ambitions to directly connect human brains to machines are any indication, it seems we will become increasingly dependent on smart…View More How will human augmentation affect sustainability?
The widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs) seems inevitable. Despite various concerns, AVs’ development and implementation continues to advance. How will their spread affect sustainability?…View More How will the proliferation of autonomous vehicles affect sustainability?
How does artificial intelligence-powered precision farming affect food sustainability? This is the question we asked our panel of experts. “Precision farming” is a bit of…View More Artificial intelligence and precision farming: does efficiency mean sustainability?
We asked smart city experts the following question: “What do smart cities teach us about sustainability?” Though the experts agreed that smart cities can make…View More Smart Cities: Double-Edged Swords