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Anti-Technology

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A dimension of Anti-technology

Anti-Technology:

*note: "anti-technology is not supposed to be an act of destruction or prevention of existing technology, but rather it the term is meant to be used in reference to any form of non-technology or the absence of modern technology that provides effective functionality for the basic needs and purposes of humans in our current age."

One form of anti-technology is walking. When you first decide not to drive a car, you are part of what I call, the anti-technology revolution. When you decide not to drive a car, for the sake of saving money, or because you don't want to be part of the pollution problem, or just because you don't like driving, or just plain like to walk to your destination, no matter what your inspiration might be, you are part of the Anti-technology phenomenon.

If you choose to type your letters on a machine that doesn't use electricity, or a computer chip, like the original mechanical typewriter, like a Smith Corona, you are using anti-technology.

What are some of the benefits of anti technology?

You might feel that there is a moral imperative to being one of those people who are less contributing to the demise of global warming, and the complete ruination of the planet, and more one of those great humanitarians and environmentalists, who takes part in the solution, rather than the problem.

What are some of the ideas behind anti-technology?

Obviously, there are more than one or even many, that is, beyond human limitations to count in one single life time. You can recycle. That is a form of anti technology. You are making it possible for paper to be re-used, and not abused and discarded and being made part of the landscape of trash we as humans are leaving behind us as an ultimate legacy of stupidity, and arrogance for our own shallow and selfish values for a generation to pick up after and so on, and so on....

Just by chance, there are many significant forms of anti technology at your disposal. Solar power is anti technology, if it's in the form of sunlight, directly from our sun, Sol, as it has been named.

Wind power is anti-technology also.

Moreover, the willingness to not take part in the mass stupidity of mankind, by walking or riding a bus, or riding a bike to work and so on, you are making the planet a little less a piece of garbage, and more like a paradise. I know, it sounds pretty egotistical for me to impose my own views, but I don't really give a damn. I think it's high time every one takes out time to stop and smell the concrete and melting tar and asphalt, on a hot July in Dallas, and realize we need to invest more intelligent ambition towards anti technologies, for the sake of our future, and our children's children's future. I love to preach.

Here is a list of what I refer to as anti-technologies both in substance and use

    • MANPOWER
    • DEXTERITY
    • MECHANICAL PENCIL SHARPENER
    • MECHANICAL TYPEWRITER
    • SOLAR POWERED RADIOS
    • RECYCLING NEWSPAPERS
    • RECYCLING ALUMINUM, GLASS, PLASTIC & PAPER
    • SUNLIGHT, USED AS A FORM OF VISUAL LIGHTING, AND AS A FORM OF GENERATING HEAT, AND ELECTRICITY.
    • HAND WEAVING.
    • ANY KIND OF MANUFACTURE PROCESSES THAT DON'T RELY HEAVILY ON HUGE FACTORIES
    • THE BASICS, CLEAN AIR AND WATER AND FERTILE LAND, AS WELL AS LIVESTOCK AND GARDENING, AS WELL AS ORGANIC MULCH USE.
    • CONSERVATISM
    • ENVIRONMENTALISM
    • ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES
    • A PENCIL AND A PAD OF PAPER AND AN ACTIVE IMAGINATION!


Image Credit » black pen icon by Anthony Davis, original art.

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Comments

VinceSummers wrote on July 9, 2017, 1:13 PM

Anti- is definitely the wrong prefix, though a- is not the most pleasing.

MegL wrote on July 9, 2017, 1:16 PM

Maybe "low technology" would be the name? I don't have a car. I walk or take public transport wherever I need to go. I still need shoes and the train still uses diesel, so there is technology but low technology.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 9, 2017, 5:17 PM

Okay the prefix should read low tech. But I wrote it a long time ago and wanted the title to stay the same in keeping with the original article I posted on my long gone website.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 9, 2017, 5:19 PM

Yea, even making marks on cave walls was a form of technology, using the stone as a writing surface and oils from plants smeared by sticks or finger tips as tools to tell a story. LOL

Last Edited: July 9, 2017, 5:20 PM