16 Aug '11, 8pm

Meet the Machines Destroying Our Forests Faster Than Ever Before (Videos)

Modern technology is a wonderful thing, except when it's not. That ol' grump Karl Marx had a hunch that businesses would be forced to harness technology to stay competitive, resulting in machines that were more and more efficient and that required fewer and fewer human jobs to operate them. And he was right! (I better watch my back; I don't think you can type 'Karl Marx was right' in any context in America without landing yourself on the terrorist watch list or getting your house burned down by Tea Partiers) Nowhere is this more evident than the timber industry. After all, it wasn't so long ago that it took a team of lumberjacks to cut down trees with saws, by hand. Nowadays, companies need to mow down trees faster than ever before, to avoid losing market share to the other companies that are mowing down trees faster than ever before. And you wouldn't believe the kind of m...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/machines-destroy-...

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