Modern Technology and Human Extinction

Robert Allen Schultz
InSITE 2016  •  2016  •  pp. 131-145
The purpose of this paper is to describe and explain a central property of modern technology that makes it an important potential contributor to human extinction. This view may seem strange to those who regard technology as an instrument of human growth. After discussing modern technology and two important candidates for extinction, other technological candidates for serious contribution to human extinction will be examined. The saving contribution of information technology is also discussed.


technology, classical technology, modern technology, information technology, gradual extinction, sudden extinction
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