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.

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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

In depth evolutionary & historic view of our futur

What did you love best about The Ecotechnic Future?

This is a wide reaching historic and evolutionary account and view of human endevours with a view to show that we are heading for the cliff, nature does not care, but that we should change course completely for our own sake. Should be read by anyone who has some sanity left


What other book might you compare The Ecotechnic Future to and why?

Eaarth, The Great Turning,


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some of it is really scary and hard hitting stuff, which is hard to stomach


Any additional comments?

Absolutely worth every minute

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- Peter

Book Details

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