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The Age of Low Tech: Towards a Technologically Sustainable Civilization

Philippe Bihouix


As we face a profound environmental crisis, we often think that it can be overcome by smart systems and green innovations, but this is risky since increasingly complex technological solutions rely on less abundant materials. A best-seller in France, this English language edition introduces readers to an alternative perspective on our technological future. The book skilfully goes against the grain to argue that 'high' technology will not solve global problems and envisages a different approach to manage our resources and build a more resilient and sustainable society.

Keywords: environmental crisis, smart systems, green innovations, technological future, technology, sustainable society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529213263
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529213263.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philippe Bihouix, author