Eartheasy Blog » Can Technology Help Us Connect With Nature?

From identification apps to real-time African safaris, these amazing developments offer new ways to plug back in to the natural world.

By Nicole Price-Morin Posted Jan 24, 2017

 

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” –Steve Jobs

Humans are a conflicted species. Orbiting our tiny blue planet are 170 million small particles and 29,000 larger chunks of debris from satellites and rocket fragments. There is so much junk out there that it’s currently obscuring the visibility of earth from space. The irony is that most of these objects were launched to study the earth and keep an eye on it.

There’s no question that technology has stretched the limits of the planet’s carrying capacity and separated many people from the natural world. On the flipside, technology has also given us a clearer understanding of climate change, amazing advances in alternative energy, and the prospect of a greener future. In some circles, technology is even helping people reconnect with the natural world, fueling a new desire to get outside and protect nature’s amazing diversity.

Recent developments in technology are helping us interact with nature like never before. Here are a few ways that people are using the tools at their fingertips to launch a new relationship.

 

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