Early stages of the Industrial Revolution and the origins of Luddism.....

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The music of the spheres.

An analog rendition of outer space...

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Methods of navigation before GPS....

We once sailed to points unknown with a wooden ship and this simple but powerful device....

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Renewable resources...

Wind and solar power V 1.0: How we once discovered what we seem to have forgotten...

Foundations....

The so-called Church of Science would like you to disregard anything not strictly high-tech, yet without Leonardo DaVinci's low-tech contributions, we might not have had an IT industry today: What is science?

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Simple pleasures...

The world wide world is right outside your door...

Taking back the internet...

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Luddite Online: Vision

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    Fugunka Films on Luddite Online

    The contemporary world may be described as the era of “isms.” Capitalism, communism, fascism, nationalism, idealism, nihilism, atheism, totalitarianism, relativism, socialism, patriotism, fanaticism, pluralism, populism… the list goes on and on. Combined with education and government policies inspired by uniformly regimented and inflexible digital coding …

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    Is there anybody out there?

      Once upon a time not very long ago, in a place not very far from where you are standing right now, the world was a vast place full of wonder, mystery, adventure, and promise. Thousands of generations of men, women, and children, stretching back …

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    Pessimism

    Pessimism is unnatural. I was recently discussing business opportunities with a local colleague who also owns and operates a small business. Unfortunately, we were unable to come to any agreement or establish any kind of productive relationship. I have grown accustomed to this disappointment, but …

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    Revisionist History and Cultural Cleansing

    Finger-pointing and “The Blame Game” are the status quo, to some degree: determining guilt is often no easy task and is the reason every nation has its established method of determining how to apply legal remedies to crime. Revisionist historians distort facts, play with perspectives, …

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  • Deus ex Machina game poster

    Deus Ex Machina: Literally!

    Deus ex machina is a Latin phrase meaning “God from the machine,” and has until recently been used almost exclusively to discuss literature. When a complicated plot in a novel or short story runs up against a seemingly unsolvable problem, the deus ex machina plot …

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  • US vs. communism technology war

    Counter-intelligence, Hackers, etc.

    The White House says Russia is behind a cyber-attack that breached the White House computer system. Edward Snowden is in Russia because he says the White House spies on everyone and knows everything. Everyone wants to live in America, but everyone agrees to hate America …

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    Net Neutrality Wins the Day

    Luddites of 17th Century England fought the government to retain a hold on their livelihood and standards of living. The government’s recent decision to enforce rules of “net neutrality” designed to prevent private corporations from parceling out better Internet service to the wealthy illustrates the …

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  • Robin Williams

    Really….That’s not funny anymore…

    What is so sad about the abuse of technology is not only how people have been dehumanized and reduced to button-pushing, pill-swallowing, automatons indoctrinated into a somnambulant state of compliant consumerism; nor the tragic consequences of people who still heroically try to impose their spirit …

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    Entropy….

    Entropy (noun): Thermodynamics. (in statistical mechanics) a measure of the randomness of the microscopic constituents of a thermodynamic system. Symbol: S. (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as temperature, pressure, or composition, that is a measure of the energy that is not …

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    Devo!

    Devolve (verb): to gradually go from an advanced state to a less advanced state to pass (responsibility, power, etc.) from one person or group to another person or group at a lower level of authority to be given to someone after the owner has died …

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    Silicon Valley and Amorality

    Within recent memory, people respected those who achieved success through hard work. Similarly, not so long ago, cool  was how we described those who could pull us out of sad, abusive, toxic places and make us feel good again. The Wide World of Sports, once …

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    Luddite Film of the Century?

    Amidst all the rapid and radical change from carbon paper, leaded gasoline, transistor radios, black and white television, rotary dial phones, and telegraph machines to high-speed Internet, disposable cell phones, space travel, omnipresent surveillance, and high-definition everything in less time than it took to invent …

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