Is it time for the return of the Luddite?
freedictionary.org defines a luddite as: 1. any opponent of technological progress;
2. one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed labour saving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment.
The destruction of employment by technological advance in the industrial revolution caused great hardship as did the demise of the structural industries (coal mining, iron smelting and the railway network) in the 20th century. The digital revolution looks like it will have similar effects today (robotisation). Loss of cultural identity tends to accompany such changes. Is technological advance such a bad thing?
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