articles tagged: luddism
why chipotle is getting its comeuppance for pandering to luddites
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why chipotle is getting its comeuppance for pandering to luddites

Chipotle tried to appeal to the most ardent anti-GMO activists. Now it's paying the price.

and now for a little technophobic paternalism
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and now for a little technophobic paternalism

Tech skeptic Evgeny Morozov doesn't seem to think smartphone app users have any agency or free will.

when doing agenda science, threaten to sue your critics
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when doing agenda science, threaten to sue your critics

The author of the roundly criticized anti-GMO study appeared to know it wouldn't be well received, which is why he threatened to sue any vocal critic before the publication date.

when bad science, mass media, and luddism mix
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when bad science, mass media, and luddism mix

Anti-GMO activists are defending an extremely flawed study with all their bad faith rhetorical guns blazing.

the e-book that will destroy the world
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the e-book that will destroy the world

According to Jonathan Franzen, books are vital to the continuation of civilization, just as long as they're not in digital form because e-books will destroy the sum total of knowledge.

luddites add chemistry to their arsenal
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luddites add chemistry to their arsenal

Good regulation is based on facts and peer-reviewed studies, not scaremongering and chemophobia.

journeying into the mind of a technophobe
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journeying into the mind of a technophobe

Bill McKibben isn't worried that the Technological Singularity will never happen. He's worried it will usher in an era of fascist ubermensch who will destroy humanity as we know it.