From Pg 43 of Zygmunt Bauman’s Wasted Lives. Could any recommend an analysis of the ecological impact of digitalisation? I assume it intensifies the longstanding trend Bauman discusses here:
Rich nations can afford a high density of population because they are ‘high entropy’ centres, drawing resources, most notably the sources of energy, from the rest of the world, and returning in exchange the polluting, often toxic waste of industrial processing that uses up, annihilates and destroys a large part of the worldwide supplies of energy. The relatively small (by planetary standards) population of affluent countries accounts for about two-thirds of the total energy use.