AUDIO - The trap of progress? - interview with Łukasz Wierzbicki

AUDIO - The trap of progress? - interview with Łukasz Wierzbicki


No civilization has been able to successfully reform or adapt, most have not even tried - at least until it was too late to do so. This gave me the idea to define the trap of progress:

A seductive string of successes that, once it reaches a certain size, leads to disaster.

Ronald Wright, "A Short History of Progress"

RETECO, as a company promoting environmental conservation and disseminating the book, invites you to listen to an interview with Łukasz Wierzbicki, author of the translation and publisher of the Polish edition of the book "A Short History of Progress," interviewed by Rafał Górski, editor-in-chief of Tygodnik Spraw Obywatelski (Civil Affairs Weekly).

  1. What is the trap of progress?
  2. Who is the author of the book "A Short History of Progress" and why should we believe it?
  3. Please provide historical examples of when civilizations fell.
  4. "Fool's paradise" is the title of one of the chapters of the book. Which paradise of fools is it about?
  5. "Hope drives us to invent new fixes for old messes, which in turn create ever more dangerous messes." - please explain these words from the book.
  6. What "rebellion of tools" is the author referring to?
  7. What was the biggest discovery for you while reading this book?