The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet (Documentary)


(debess) A hard-to-find but excellent 2003 documentary written, directed, and produced by Lutz Dammbeck with English subtitles. Read The Washington Post’s (NOTE: heavily redacted) text of ‘Industrial Society And Its Future’ – and decide whether or not technology gone amok and/or used for control purposes leads to standardization and dehumanization as the author postulated.

Industrial Society and Its Future (Unabomber Manifesto) by Ted Kaczynski (FULL Audiobook)

Book – ‘The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul (1964) –


Also, look into books by Marshall McLuhan re. technology, e.g., ‘Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man’ (1964) and ‘The Medium Is the Massage’ [Mass Age], 1967.

“I believe that ‘utopias’ are crazy and dangerous, especially the utopia of a technological society. Technology is a totally willful and extremely dangerous force that will lead us to where it must inevitably lead us. This will not be determined by chance nor by the despotism of arrogant bureaucrats, politicians, or scientists. The technological system needs merely to adapt human behavior to its own demands. This is necessary in order that it can function and continue to expand itself.” – Ted Kaczynski

TAGS: Ted Kaczynski, Macy Conferences, The Frankfurt Institute, cybernetics, technocracy, techno-utopia, ARPANET, totalitarian personality, F-scale, Norbert Weiner, Stewart Brand, John Brockman, Timothy Leary, CIA, Ken Kesey, The Merry Pranksters, MK Ultra, Howard Rheingold, Heinz von Foerster, Kurt Lewin, John Cage, Henry A. Murray, Buckminister Fuller, New World Order.

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