progrès

Technopower - Depoliticize to rule better

Technopouvoir - Dépolitiser pour mieux régner, by Diana Filippova - Edition Les Liens qui libèrent (LLL), November 2019 - 224 Pages This is an autopsy of technical confinement. Diana Filippova was not born yesterday. "Everything is political. Everything is propaganda," insists the HEC and

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Growth Myth

The promise of growth, the fantasy of today's world?

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Food depletion, loss of biodiversity, pollution, energy crisis... While reports are accumulating about the negative consequences of the current production system, the economy of promises is in full swing. Growth and progress are merging, and the hope for technological solutions remains. Against all evidence? Tools for

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risk perception

Risk perception: an issue for science and technology

In a new report, the Academy of Technology has looked at the perception of the risks involved in any innovation. Taking note of the controversies that certain applications of science or certain technological innovations raise, this text raises the political question of the city's project, its aims: what do we want to do?

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innovation

Can we do without innovation?

The benefits of innovation for a revival of industrial activities are no longer in doubt. And yet there have been cases of large companies lacking imagination or lagging behind in the markets. Yet we know that the very concept of innovation is directly related to the concept of enterprise. And when a

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Etienne Klein

Etienne Klein: How to advance the idea of progress

The idea of progress is doubly consoling. First, it is a consoling idea because, by underpinning the hope of a future improvement in our living conditions, by making a desirable utopia glimmer far down the timeline, it makes history humanly bearable. It is also consoling in that it gives a

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Flying car

This is why our cars don't steal

Dans son dernier livre, Bureaucratie*, l’anthropologue et économiste américain, initiateur du  mouvement Occupy Wall Street, David Graeber s’afflige que ses rêves d’enfant de progrès technologique ne se trouvent pas réalisés aujourd’hui. Interviewé par Libération, il explique : « J’avais 7 ans quand le premier homme a marché sur la Lune. Au regard

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But what progress do we want?

The industrial world is on trial. Farm of a Thousand Cows, rejected by hundreds of activists, some of whom are appearing today for having dismantled the milking parlour. Sivens Dam, whose opponents are in mourning after the death of one of them, Rémi Fraisse, victim of clashes with the police,

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