Counterintuitively, these losses would be concentrated, not in the Third World as comfortable Westerners might prefer to assume, but in the West itself. USA, the Five Eyes/ British Commonwealth countries, Western Europe and Scandinavia registered the most brutal reductions.
“The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. […]
OF CATS AND CONSPIRACIES The Orpheus Pavement (detail) “The idea of leopards still living in Europe is very powerful. Every year a new and ferocious creature turns up in England, one that exists only in newspaper columns, vividly imprecise eyewitness reports, blurry photographs of black pussy cats and our eternal appetite for monsters: the Beast […]