The Ecotechnic Future

  • by John Michael Greer
  • Narrated by Tony Craine
  • 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The industrial age made possible by fossil fuels will surely decline as these fuels run out. In The Ecotechnic Future John Michael Greer alerts the listener to possible changes future generations may face as these dwindling fuel supplies lead first to a deindustrial age, then to a society which salvages the remnants of our current plenty, and eventually to a time in which people may learn to live in balance with the environment: an ecotechnic society.


What the Critics Say

"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, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute)


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A possible future?

While some might have issues with the author's religion, the book itself offers an interesting preview of a world that may come, perhaps sooner than we think. Ecotechnic Future synthesizes current issues and debates and posits a possible future of declining energy availability and the consequences for our civilization. While The Ecotechnic Future may be depressing to some, I found the work insightful and thought provoking. It is useful to remember that we are living in a fossil fuel age that is but a blip in the long story of humanity. What the book examines is what may come after our energy rich blip has passed. I'd recommend this book for people interested in environmental issues or people interested in looking at a possible human future via the long duree.
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- michael thummel

Failure of society

Don’t waste your time on this one! The author Mr. Greer, is also Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. In short he envisions the failure of society after the decline of fossil fuel resources and a return to subsistence living, composting and organic gardening, which he currently practices. There is no credit given to human ingenuity and the small amount of energy used when compared to total sunlight striking the earth. Unless you want to be depressed and believe in half truths and inappropriate in interpretations, don’t bother.
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- Eduards J. Vucins

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2010
  • Publisher: Polity Audio LLC