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Over the past few months I have told a number of people that I’d be leading a study abroad program on sustainability in Dubai. Nearly everyone I spoke to responded, “You have to go to Masdar City.” Evidently every person I know had seen the New York Times’ front page article on Masdar City....a laboratory for developing sustainable technologies.
Recently, fatigued by trying to write a certain research proposal, I decided to explore the Phoenix Sonoran Bikeway going south: a bike trail that I have noticed is marked by special signs through the nicer neighborhoods in downtown Phoenix.
We often forget that technologies are more than just a bundle of metal, gears and electronics. To provide us with any benefits, machines have to be woven into our practices and daily lives. There are few technologies that exemplify this better than the automobile.
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