Eugene Leitl (
Sun, 1 Dec 1996 23:06:26 +0100 (MET)

> > [...]
> I don't view slapping fifteen derogatory labels onto these people as
> productive to any sort of discussion on the topic. Most neo-Luddites
> are acting out of deep concerns for the future of humans, just as we
> are.


> Neo-Luddism is going to become a force to be reckoned with as the
> millenium closes and requires some thinking as to counter-strategies if
> humans are going to succeed in effectively managing technological change.

>From the memories of an ex-neoluddite: the eye-opener in my youth was the
realisation that one of the two viable future alternatives: cutting back
tech to the indefinite sustainability level and the "flight forward" route,
the "back to the roots" movement would require an unacceptably low level of
technology, and hence very low population density. In the face of current
population numbers and lack of time to implement this strategy this would
mean holocaust, Gdeaths. Apart from that it is not implementable, anyway,
requring an oecofashistoid regime I hope we'll never get.

I think neoluddism is very irrational.


> Sin,
> Kathryn Aegis

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