- 009- "Industrial Society And Its Future" Ted Kaczynski (aka Unabomber) Manifesto Part 1
- Industrial Society and Its Future
009- "Industrial Society And Its Future" Ted Kaczynski (aka Unabomber) Manifesto Part 1
Industrial Society and Its Future. Theodore Kaczynski. INTRODUCTION. 1. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the.and
Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster Tor the human race. They have greatly increased the life-expectancy of those of us who live in "advanced" countries, but they hitvc 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. Il will certainly subject human beings lo 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. The industrial-technological system may survive or it may break down.
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The sixth part of the essay is titled "Terrorism and the State" and is mostly concerned with the so-called Unabomber. So important was the discussion of the Unabomber to the essay as a whole that we felt compelled to add the following editor's note to the end of it. The following day, The Washington Post published the Unabomber's 35,word manifesto, 'Industrial Society and Its Future' -- a text of central importance to it. Though the author of 'The Spectacle of Information' was fortunate enough to obtain copies of the 19 Sept 95 edition of The Post, he didn't feel that his text needed to be immediately recalled and rewritten to take account of the bomber's manifesto. The only thing in the essay's discussion of the bomber "risky" enough to possibly merit recall and rewrite turned out to be one of its most interesting features: our guarded speculation that "perhaps the recent publication in the mainstream press of excerpts from his texts indicates that, whether he knows it or not, his personal mission has been or will soon be completed.
Industrial Society and Its Future