Industrial Society and Its Future

Industrial Society and Its Future, also known as the Unabomber Manifesto, is a political treatise by Ted Kaczynski. He mailed the essay to several of his bombing victims and media outlets, demanding that it be published in a major newspaper or journal. The New York Times and the Washington Post published it, at the recommendation of the the FBI, hoping it would lead to identifying and apprehending Kaczynski. It did.

According to the Book of Knowledge:

Industrial Society and Its Future begins with Kaczynski's assertion that "the Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race." The first sections of the text are devoted to a discussion of the psychology of leftists and the negative consequences on individuals and small groups within the "industrial-technological system." Kaczynski writes that the industrial system has robbed contemporary humans of their autonomy, diminished their rapport with nature, and forced them "to behave in ways that are increasingly remote from the natural pattern of human behavior." The later sections speculate about the future evolution of this system, arguing that it will inevitably lead to the end of human freedom, call for a "revolution against technology," and attempt to indicate how that might be accomplished.

Adam often mentions the essay on the No Agenda Show and strongly recommends that everyone read it. There is some very insightful analysis and predictions in it about the way the last two decades have unfolded.

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