March 1, 2017

UnabomberManifesto.com

The 1990's saw a lot of political violence. The Unabomber is one of the most notorious perpetrators.

In order to make more readily available, the manifesto “Industrial Society and Its Future”, written by “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski I created the website unabombermanifesto.com.

While I strongly disagree with the methods used to get the piece published, the content itself is prescient.

The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in “advanced” countries, but they have destabilized society, have made life unfulfilling, have subjected human beings to indignities, have led to widespread psychological suffering (in the Third World to physical suffering as well) and have inflicted severe damage on the natural world. The continued development of technology will worsen the situation. It will certainly subject human being to greater indignities and inflict greater damage on the natural world, it will probably lead to greater social disruption and psychological suffering, and it may lead to increased physical suffering even in “advanced” countries.

opening paragraph of Industrial Society and Its Future

I regard this as “required reading” for any individual interested in politics, technology, and/or media.