Wagner's masters thesis (2017) explores the concept of a "Green Global Golden Age", where ICT decouples development from resource use. The author poits out that, not surprisingly, it is not that simple: ICT can address social issues, as well as simply increasing material needs. ICT may not be able to simply substitute for material goods and in some cases social means may be a better option for improving wellbeing.
An Hign, D., Gholami, R., & Shirazi, F. (2017). ICT and environmental sustainability. Telematics and Informatics, 34(4), 85-95. URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tele.2017.01.001
Wagner, K. C. (2017). Towards a Green Global Golden Age?: ICT enabled cornucopian sustainability and a suggestion for its reform. Master Thesis Series in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science. URL http://lup.lub.lu.se/student-papers/record/8912373
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