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Science Fiction Is a Luddite Literature

It’s not what technology does that matters, but who it does it for and who it does it to

From 1811–1816, a secret society styling themselves “the Luddites” smashed textile machinery in the mills of England. Today, we use “Luddite” as a pejorative referring to backwards, anti-technology reactionaries.




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