New Philosopher

New Philosopher 32 Energy

We're not ready for Utopia

New Philosopher is an independent publication devoted to exploring philosophical ideas from consumerism, to happiness, to the war on your mind. Each issue brings you perspectives from past and present thinkers on ways to live a more fulfilling life.

'Our relationship with energy began with fire,' says the editor at the beginning of the issue, but if we want to avoid the fate of Prometheus, we need to consider the consequences of using modern 'fire'. Inside, they discuss Prometheus, 'life force,' sleep as energy conservation, does leaving the lights on matter?, the search for infinite energy and much more besides.