Decreasing Demands on the Environment Means Making Sacrifices

  • Lothar Späth


The most important contribution of the new technologies towards the history of civilization is probably the opportunity they offer for developing unused human potential. At the same time it is the greatest stumbling block which has to be overcome in introducing the new information technology. Shirking responsibility in anonymous organizations rather than taking things upon oneself has become the determining social pattern of our times. As full of contradictions as the industrial society is, one can live quite comfortably in it as long as one can come up with a few halfway plausible arguments for shifting the responsibility for solving the problems onto someone else — whether it is the government, the environment, foreign countries, or interest groups.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

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