People You Should Read Up On (Starting Now)

People you should read up on, starting now: Lewis Mumford – Ivan Illich – Jacques Ellul – Ran Prieur – Tim Wu – Walter Ong – John Michael Greer – Ernest Becker (just to name a few). Why? Their insights are about to become prescient (for different reasons).  So if you’ve never heard of these…

Idiocracy and Technology

Left as a comment on this post by the esteemed Doug Hill, author of Not So Fast. The movie Idiocracy showed people in their recliner chairs, reduced to insignificant blobs of meat that lacked basic intelligence. Everything ordered from the Internet, and all of it was major brand name. Endless media consumption, medicine vending machines,…

The Technological Progress “Prove It” Manifesto (Redux)

This is an article I had written back in 2015, lost it during a transition of my blog, and I have used the Wayback Machine to recover it.  It is republished here … “Redux”: I’m sick and tired of hearing the same tropes, over and over again, about some part of technological progress… “We’re really…