Collapse informatics/Computing with limits


Why blogging this? Bill Tomlinson describes here two stimulating concepts about novel forms of computing that might allow us as a civilization to more effectively engage with more durable ways of living:

For example, Collapse Informatics was focusing on building systems in the abundant present for use in the future of scarcity.

And Computing Within Limits has been looking at the notion that industrial civilization is typically very much growth focused, and the computing industry, situated within industrial civilization also tends to be growth focused. However, there might be new kinds of computing that could arise that could support a de-growth, or an anti-growth type of direction for civilization. With the broad sense being that that will either be something that we go into voluntarily by transforming civilization into something that is not so growth focused, or something that will be thrust on us involuntarily, as civilization potentially begins to collapse around us over the next couple of decades.”