Anti Tech Revolution

Anti Tech Revolution

This new second edition (2020) contains various updates and improvements over the first edition (2016), including two new appendices. Note: Theodore John Kaczynski does not receive any remuneration for this book.

Author: Theodore Kaczynski


ISBN: 1944228020


Page: 268

View: 949

"There are many people today who see that modern society is heading toward disaster in one form or another, and who moreover recognize technology as the common thread linking the principal dangers that hang over us... The purpose of this book is to show people how to begin thinking in practical, grand-strategic terms about what must be done in order to get our society off the road to destruction that it is now on." --from the Preface In Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How, Kaczynski argues why the rational prediction and control of the development of society is impossible while expounding on the existence of a process fundamental to technological growth that inevitably leads to disaster: a universal process akin to biological natural selection operating autonomously on all dynamic systems and determining the long-term outcome of all significant social developments. Taking a highly logical, fact-based, and intellectually rigorous approach, Kaczynski seamlessly systematizes a vast breadth of knowledge and elegantly reconciles the social sciences with biology to illustrate how technological growth in and of itself necessarily leads to disastrous disruption of global biological systems. Together with this new understanding of social and biological change, and by way of an extensive examination of the dynamics of social movements, Kaczynski argues why there is only one route available to avoid the disaster that technological growth entails: a revolution against technology and industrial society. Through critical and comprehensive analysis of the principles of social revolutions and by carefully developing an exacting theory of successful revolution, Kaczynski offers a practical, rational, and realistic guide for preventing the fast-approaching technology-induced catastrophe. This new second edition (2020) contains various updates and improvements over the first edition (2016), including two new appendices.

Environmental Health and the U S Federal System

Environmental Health and the U S  Federal System

Some anti-technology groups and people produced well-written, anti-technology manifestos against their implementation. For example, Ted Kaczynski, a mathematician who became the Unabomber, wrote Anti-Tech Revolution: How and Why.9 ...

Author: Michael R Greenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429555305

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 929

This book explains how the U.S. federal system manages environmental health issues, with a unique focus on risk management and human health outcomes. Building on a generic approach for understanding human health risk, this book shows how federalism has evolved in response to environmental health problems, political and ideological variations in Washington D.C, as well as in-state and local governments. It examines laws, rules and regulations, showing how they stretch or fail to adapt to environmental health challenges. Emphasis is placed on human health and safety risk and how decisions have been influenced by environmental health information. The authors review different forms of federalism, and analyse how it has had to adapt to ever evolving environmental health hazards, such as global climate change, nanomaterials, nuclear waste, fresh air and water, as well as examining the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on worker environmental health. They demonstrate the process for assessing hazard information and the process for federalism risk management, and subsequently arguing that human health and safety should receive greater attention. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars working on environmental health and environmental policy, particularly from a public health, and risk management viewpoint, in addition to practitioners and policymakers involved in environmental management and public policy.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Magic of Technology

The Magic of Technology

Anti-tech revolution: Why and how. Scottsdale, AZ: Fitch & Madison. Kallis, Giorgos. 2019. Limits: Why Malthus was wrong and why environmentalists should care. Stanford, CA: Stanford Briefs. Kanemoto, Keiichiro, Daniel Moran, ...

Author: Alf Hornborg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000686821

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 210

This book examines our understanding of technology and suggests that machines are counterfeit organisms that seem to replace human bodies but are ultimately means of displacing workloads and environmental loads beyond our horizon. It emphasizes that technology is not the politically neutral revelation of natural principles that we tend to think, but largely a means of accumulating, through physically asymmetric exchange, means of harnessing natural forces to reinforce social relations of power. Alf Hornborg reflects on how our cultural illusions about technology appeared in history and how they continue to stand in the way of visions for an equal and sustainable world. He argues for a critical reconceptualization of modern technology as an institution for redistributing human time, resources, and risks in world society. The book highlights a need to think of world trade in other terms than money and raises fundamental questions about the role of human-artifact relations in organizing human societies. It will be of interest to a range of scholars working in anthropology, sociology, economics, development studies, and the philosophy of technology.
Categories: Social Science

The Almighty Machine

The Almighty Machine

Available at: Kaczynski, Theodore: Technological Slavery (Feral House: 2010). Kaczynski, Theodore: Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How (Fitch & Madison: ...

Author: Pekka Vahvanen

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789048995

Category: Social Science

Page: 145

View: 551

The hymn of Digitalization is nothing new: We must encourage the creation of new apps. We must develop AI in order to prevail among international competition. Technology's advance will halt climate change and let robots do the dumb stuff for us. Our faith in technology is powerful because it has saved us in the past. The Almighty Machine shows us technology’s flip side. The things that once powered us toward a brighter tomorrow are already undermining our quality of life. The data stream has shattered our concentration, human relationships have been reduced to a menu of emojis, constant surveillance has nullified much of our privacy, and the development of AI could be the beginning of the end for us. We are becoming the casualties of our own success. Pekka Vahvanen's bristling and timely critique, deftly translated by Mark Jones, throws doubt on the necessity of technological development in a world saturated in tech. The Almighty Machine presents an important question: Does progress no longer make us happier?
Categories: Social Science

How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change the World

How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change the World

Danville, IL: Founders House Publishing. Huebner, J. (2005) A possible declining trend for worldwide innovation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 72(8): 980–86. Kaczynski, T.J. (2016) Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How.

Author: Matt Ridley

Publisher: London Publishing Partnership

ISBN: 9780255367868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 89

View: 718

Almost every schoolchild learns that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. But did he? And if he hadn’t invented it, would we be still living in the dark? Acclaimed author Matt Ridley (The Rational Optimist, The Evolution of Everything) explains that at least 20 other people can lay claim to this breakthrough moment. Ridley argues that the light bulb emerged from the combined technologies and accumulated knowledge of the day – it was bound to emerge sooner or later. Based on his 2018 Hayek Memorial Lecture, Ridley contends that innovation – from invention through to development and commercialisation – is the most important unsolved problem in all of human society. We rely on it – but we do not fully understand it, we cannot predict it and we cannot direct it. In How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Change the World? Ridley examines the nature of innovation – and how people often fear its consequences. He dispels the myth that automation destroys jobs – and demonstrates how innovation leads to economic growth. And he argues that intellectual property rights, originally intended to encourage innovation, are now being used by big business to defend their monopolies. Ridley concludes that innovation is a mysterious and under-appreciated process that we discuss too rarely, hamper too much and value too little.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Cambridge History of Terrorism

The Cambridge History of Terrorism

... reports circulated, 339 government reluctance to adopt antiterrorism laws, 341 police preparedness, 341 safe haven for ... 239 anti-colonial insurgencies, 206 anti-colonial wave of terrorism, 534–9 Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How, ...

Author: Richard English

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108662628

Category: History


View: 749

The Cambridge History of Terrorism provides a comprehensive reference work on terrorism from a distinctly historical perspective, offering systematic analyses of key themes, problems and case studies from terrorism's long past. Featuring expert scholars from across the globe, this volume examines the phenomenon of terrorism through regional case studies, largely written by local scholars, as well as through thematic essays exploring the relationship between terrorism and other historical forces. Each of the chapters - whether thematic or case-study focused - embodies new, research-based analysis which will help to inform and reshape our understanding of one of the world's most challenging problems.
Categories: History



If Kaczynski's actions ultimately have some effect on averting technological disaster, there will be no doubt: his actions were justified. They may yet save millions of ... The provisional title is “Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How.

Author: Brian Whitney

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781909394551

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 536

Subversive is a book of interviews with fifty-two of the most radical people in the world. From all walks of life, some are famous, while others are almost completely unknown. These are people different to the rest of us. They want the world to change, and they are doing things to change it. Some are activists, some live in such a way that society has to take notice. Subversive doesn’t adopt a sensationalist tone. It approaches its subjects with a curiosity about what they believe in and how they lead their lives. Black Panthers, white nationalists, eco terrorists, unrepentant heroin users, The Cannibal Cop, meth makers, fetish pornographers, war protestors, 9-11 truthers, occultists, political agitators, sungazers, literary imposters, time travellers, virtuous paedophiles, flat earthers, anarcho-primitivists, murderers, and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

Ted Kaczynski Unabomber

Ted Kaczynski Unabomber

Within the next decade, Kaczynski updated his 1995 manifesto as Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How to address advances in computers and the Internet. The book advocates for matching the computer programming skills of technology adherents ...

Author: Pamela Lillian Valemont


ISBN: 9780244187484


Page: 270

View: 710


The Seeds

The Seeds


Author: Ann Nocenti

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781506705880

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 132

View: 194

The hotly-anticipated eco-fiction tech thriller-meets-love-story from the award-winning, visionary team of Ann Nocenti (Daredevil, Ruby Falls) and David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist)! The bees are swarming. What do they know that we don't? In a broken-down world, a rebellious group of ruthless romantics have fled a tech-obsessed society to create their own...and a few cantankerous aliens have come to harvest the last seeds of humanity. When one of them falls in love with a human, idealistic journalist Astra stumbles into the story of a lifetime, only to realize that if she reports it, she'll destroy the last hope of a dying planet. How far will she go for the truth? Collects The Seeds #1-#4. "The perfect book for these deeply imperfect times." -- Matt Fraction "Beautifully drawn, cleverly constructed and very satisfying." -- Frank Quitely
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Our Reason for Hope

Our Reason for Hope

Kaczynski, Theodore J., 2010, Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. “The Unabomber,” Port Townsend: Feral House. ------------, 2016, Anti-Tech Revolution: Why and How, Scottsdale: Fitch & Madison ...

Author: T. Leong

Publisher: T. F. Leong

ISBN: 9781987420449


Page: 566

View: 189

The meaning of history is about the purpose and goal of history. According to the Old Testament this involves redeeming humanity and transforming civilization toward an eternal hope of a world in which every longing is fulfilled and every fear is no more. When the Old Testament is understood on its terms, it reveals a marvelous vision of that hope. To capture this vision as well as present credible reason for the hope, this book interweaves into one coherent exposition five strands of Old Testament studies usually separated into different books: theology, ethics, mission, history, apologetics.