Technological Fix Synoptic Section

How far does technology determine development and resource use. A synoptic mindmap with links to all other sections.

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  • How far does technology determine development and resource use.
    • Biodiversity
      • GM crops, Could create mono-cultures.
      • Tech access has an impact of the success of conservation schemes, especially in poorer countries.
    • Superpowers
      • Communication Tech- allows neo-colonialism. e.g. Google.
      • Transport  Technology. Shrinking world theory. Ability to spread influence.
    • Water
      • Large dams are resource intensive.
      • Smaller bottom up schemes are more viable for less developed countries.
    • Development Gap
      • Leapfrogging- for example mobile phones in Asia.
      • Increased energy security due to micro hydro and others.
        • Leapfrogging- for example mobile phones in Asia.
      • The Digital Divide. Case studies such as Mumbai.
    • Energy
      • Viability of  new tech, e.g. Fracking or oil shale.
      • Micro hydro more accessible for poorer regions.
      • Pressure to develop green tech.
      • Heavy use of biomass in LDCs and NICs

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