“Technology was not given so humankind could ride roughshod over nature and wreak irreparable changes. Rather, technology is to draw out the hidden essence of all nature so that it can sparkle with new purpose. Technology is not to enslave and command life but to draw forth the infinite possibilities locked within all life and to open new realms of significance. Thus it is that we need to heed the message of life and nature and to create new interfaces infused with nature’s wisdom.”
— Shinichi Nakazawa, “Beyond Development: Rediscovering Nature’s Wisdom”
Scalability is important, but not everything should be scaled.
Considering the trade off of intimacy vs growth
"Joanna Macy speaks of the 'great turning,' a collective awakening and shifting direction, away from the wanton destruction of this planet and each other, away from those practices of separation and competition listed above, towards life and abundance. I like this visual of turning and evolving as opposed to destroying the systems in place now." 49