Environmentalists chastise humanity for transgressions against Nature. We are told that by creating technologies, we have sinned. But if humanity has sinned, it is not through the act of creation. Instead, we sin when we fail to care for our technologies. We should not stop creating; rather, our goal should be to never stop innovating, inventing, creating, and intervening. Instead of turning our backs on modernization, we must learn to modernize modernization. This challenge demands more of us than simply embracing technology and innovation. It requires exchanging the modernist notion of modernity for one that sees the process of human development as neither liberation from Nature nor as a fall from it, but rather as a process of becoming ever more attached to, and intimate with, a panoply of nonhuman natures.
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