Uncontrolled application of technology

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Indiscriminate application and distribution of technology
Bulldozer technology

Those benefiting from technologies developed to meet specific needs often apply them as widely and quickly as is feasible, tending to ignore any feedback which questions such application. The desire to allow a technology to continue to supply needs hampers the ability to see negative consequences and overrides any decision to take the necessary steps to ensure that such technology operates in a global context relative to environmental protection. This often leads to environmental imbalances.

Broader Problems:
Lack of control
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST