Thursday, August 6, 2009

The End of Technology

...Or the new Luddites. This time, perhaps, the elite, not the workers.

Control over the large systems of machines will be in the hands of a tiny elite ...and because human work will no longer be necessary the masses will be superfluous, a useless burden on the system ...if the elite is ruthless they may simply decide to exterminate the mass of humanity.

Theodore Kaczynski, via Bryan Kennedy's 2001 essay The New Luddites.

Nah, just some crazy guy ...right?

Unabomber cabin photo by Richard Barnes, via If It's Hip, It's Here. 1812 Luddites image from the BBC.

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