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Time, Progress, Growth and Technology


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Time.-  Human Life and Immortality.-  The Initial Part of Homo Sapiens' Time.-  Modernity and the Acceleration of Time.- The Triumph and Challenges Created by the Idea of Progress.- Prosperity, Egoism, Voluntary Simplicity, Sustainability, and Expectations of Immortality.- Anthropocene, Technosphere, Biosphere, and the Contemporary Utopias.- Conclusions.

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Filipe Duarte Santos is professor of Physics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Lisbon, President of the Portuguese National Council on the Environment and Sustainable Development, member of the Environment Steering Panel of the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council), Director of the Ph. D. Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development policies involving various Universities with the University of Lisbon, the New University of Lisbon and the University of East Anglia as main partners, and researcher at the CCIAM-CE3C research center of the Faculdade de Ciências of the University of Lisbon. He holds a M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Lisbon and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of London. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and 5 books in the fields of Physics, Environment and Climate Change.

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