top of page

The Lunar Conquest and Technological Development Outside The Capitalistic Logic

The recent landing of the Chang'e-6 probe in northern China represent a historical milestone not only for Chinese space exploration but also for global Science. For the first time, samples from the far site of the Moon were collected and brought back to Earth, promising to open new frontiers in lunar knowledge.

The Lunar Conquest and Technological Development Outside The Capitalistic Logic

The lunar conquest and technological development is particular significant when considering the economic and political context in which it occurs. Traditionally, technological and scientific advances have been attributed to capitalism, a system that, while fostering innovation, is also criticized for perpetuating social inequalities and normalizing poverty. China, operating under a distinct economic system, challenges this notion by demonstrating that technological progress and the improvement of living conditions can go hand in hand.

The Chang'e 6 mission, with its complex architecture and international collaborations, illustrates how innovation can thrive in different economic systems. The success of the mission reflects China's ability to lead in technology and innovation, contributing significantly to the country's GPD growth thought scientific and technological progress.

At the same time, China has shown a commitment to improving the living conditions of its population, suggesting that technological development does not have to be a zero-some game, where the progress of some results in the stagnation of others. Instead, China presents a model where technological advancement is accompanied by efforts to reduce inequality and rise the standard of living.

Chang'e-6 is a reminder that innovation and progress are possible outside the confines of capitalism, and that viable alternatives can lead equitable and sustainable for all.


Field note daily: Just notes from everyday anthropological life

bottom of page