Articles by Monika Krishan

Dr Monika Krishan is Senior Fellow (Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence) at the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR).

There is nothing ‘smart’ about a phone whose manufacture involves large-scale evaporation of waterbodies, destruction of large forest areas, production of radioactive waste and poisoning of potable water sources. There is nothing particularly ‘wise’ about humans sacrificing their planet to the fleeting pleasures of tweeting, liking and uploading images via their smart phone internet round-the-clock through enormous heat producing, energy guzzling data centres. This pushes the planet towards the impending irreversible destruction caused by rising global temperatures. The planet is dying. Reducing energy consumption is absolutely necessary to apply the brakes on rising temperatures. It has become the norm to hold industrialists and…

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