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The Age of Low TechTowards a Technologically Sustainable Civilization$
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Philippe Bihouix

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529213263

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529213263.001.0001

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Epilogue: A Dream If Ever There Was One

Epilogue: A Dream If Ever There Was One

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(p.161) Epilogue: A Dream If Ever There Was One
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The Age of Low Tech
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Philippe Bihouix

, Chris McMahon
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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529213263.003.0005

The world has gone crazy. ‘They’ have gone crazy, and if it continues this way, we will eventually go crazy too! This ‘progress’ that we fail to stop takes daft and unexpected forms. Now, in summer, on Pornichet–La Baule beach in France, a small motorized machine cleans the sand to remove pieces of shell in order to prepare the beach for tourists. … Who could have made such a decision? Elected officials afraid of a class action lawsuit by bathers whose feet have been scratched? Consultants who have benchmarked practice in Cannes or Biarritz? And did nobody point out to them that the sand is partly composed of pieces of shell?...

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