Re: computerless societies [was Re: kathryn's comments]
Sun, 12 Sep 1999 12:25:00 EDT
In a message dated 09/12/1999 3:22:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> In keeping with Alex Bokov's earlier post, what if generation [Z?]
> coming of age in 2005 turns hard against technology? Perhaps
> it will become wicked cool to be rad retro, to disdain all the computer
> wizardry that we on this list find so... wicked cool. I am not offended
> by green hair, ratty clothing, piercing, *any* expression of sexuality,
> etc, but the disdain and rejection of science and technology by a
> generation of young people would cause me to be...
> squicked. spike
The turn away from techno will work only to the effect that these putative
youths can sustain their needs and desires without technology and
technological jobs. How many will be able to make a living cutting and
selling timber or 18th century style farming? Certainly the Amish have-but
their society is based on religious values.