We Are As Gods And Have To Get Good At It: Stewart Brand Talks About His Ecopragmatist Manifesto

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

“About 40 years ago I wore a button that said, ‘Why haven’t we seen a photograph of the whole Earth yet?’ Then we finally saw the pictures. What did it do for us? The shift that has happened in 40 years which mainly has to do with climate change. Forty years ago, I could say in the Whole Earth Catalog, ‘we are as gods, we might as well get good at it’. Photographs of earth from space had that god-like perspective.”