Left behind in the future
You did a wonderful job in your Oct. 22 issue presenting the many aspects of the modern technological revolution. You did not, however, discuss the displacement of jobs that has resulted. We must once again let middle-class workers share in the beneﬁts of modern technological improvements. That is, after all, what contributed to the booming economy, the low unemployment rate and the powerful middle class after the Second World War.
Otto Hafeli, Redcliff, Alta.
Let’s keep it down to earth
Judging from the competence of the average automobile driver, I do not think that letting them pilot flying cars is such a good idea (“Back to the future,” Bazaar, Oct. 15).
Robert Roaldi, Ottawa
Peak oil is no myth
In “Awash in oil” (International, Oct. 22), Colby Cosh places emphasis on fossil fuels and less on green energy. Sure there are lots of hydrocarbon fuels locked up in coal reserves, shale, and deep under the ocean, including the fragile Arctic ecosystem. We cannot keep extracting fossil fuels forever. We have the ability and technology now, to replace fossil fuels in the near future with green energy as the main energy source to drive our civilization.
Franklin Thompson, Cornwall, Ont.