Technosphäre

Technosphäre

Technosphäre

100 Years of Now Library
Editors: Katrin Klingan and Christoph Rosol
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin, October 2018
158 pages, German
ISBN 978-3-95757-415-2
Price: 16 €

What happens when technologies and techniques become planetary players? Over the course of the twentieth century, a new component of the global system established itself: the technosphere, comparable in its effects and function with the biosphere or the hydrosphere. The concurrence of natural environments with technical infrastructures and the almost uncontrollable evolutionary dynamics of growing “technological biodiversity” raise new questions about the initiation and operation of technical omniscience: How do the edges of what life is shift? What autonomies does technology possess? What latitudes are opened or closed with the new world order?