Patrick Henningsen: Slaves on a Digital Plantation

Is technology making man smarter, or dumber? Whereas the Industrial Revolution and subsequent advances in microprocessing held the promise of indefinite progress for mankind, the 21st century digital networking revolution seems to have something different in store for the west. For the first time since The Enlightenment we are witnessing a downward slope in educational […]

The Tyranny of Smart: Why the smart grid must be resisted, and how to do it

Smart technology represents less of a breakthrough in power distribution and more of a revolution in complete, constant, panopticon-like surveillance of everyone. As these smart technologies begin to invade our homes, we are becoming mere nodes in a giant network that we yet but dimly comprehend. Called the “Internet of Things,” the plan is to […]