Although Michael Huesemann, and Sean Johnson do see potential benefits within the technological fix, they would most likely find Douthwaite’s argument to be shallow minded. He doesn’t address the potential harm the technological fix count cause. He only focuses on the possible benefits, and how we as a society can advance by focusing more on human development instead of having to deal with social issues. An area where I believe the two authors would partially agree with is the line towards the end where he states even if it’s only a temporary fix to a important social problem, we would have nothing but to benefit from it. We wouldn’t be diving too deep, and leaving the issue solved entirely by technology.
The dangers of removing nature entirely from the equation of human life can be a lot more threatening than it may seem. Being that we came from nature what could potentially occur if we were to leave it? Nature is natural for a reason. Although it can be dangerous the possibility of negative repercussions shouldn’t scare us into not advancing at all. I firmly believe there should be a balance between how we shape nature with technology.