S2 Ep51.The Crisis of our Times. Part 24. Technology and Consciousness. Part A

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Of the ten horsemen of the apocalypse, the pandemic, the financial and economic crises have been described. The technological crisis is now examined, in particular the relationship between technology and our consciousness, a matter of enormous importance to our own age. This will take more than one episode.

This episode will have a number of items for exploration:

Technology is and has always been deeply entwined with our consciousness and our human nature. They are systemically intertwined, mutually influencing, catalytically interconnected.

Hominids that existed long before our species (Homo sapiens) and their technologies.

Early humanity and its technology.

The Agricultural Revolution.

Capitalism, the most technological of all economic systems - the Kondratiev technological waves that are its motor. We are in the fifth characterised by a fusion of technologies of unprecedented power and danger.

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