Category Archives: Technological Slavery

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Oct 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. I.‪ I’ll begin by summarizing some information from Martin E.P. Seligman, Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death. […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Sept 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. I think that as a preliminary to answering your letter of July 27, it would be a […]

Letters: Ted Kaczynski to David Skrbina (Jan-Aug 2004)

For the endnotes to these letters, please refer to the PDF of Technological Slavery. You can also view HTML versions of all correspondence between David Skrbina and Ted Kaczynski, as well as all the texts in the book. 2 Jan 2004 I’ve been able to identify only three ways (apart from modest reforms) in which […]

Technological Slavery (2010) by Ted Kaczynski

In addition to the full HTML versions of the texts available on this blog, PDFs of Ted Kaczynski’s 2010 book, Technological Slavery are available elsewhere: Archive.org cnqzu.com libgen.io Please contact me if any of these links become inactive, or if you have a link to another copy of the PDF. Table of Contents Author’s Note […]

Letter: Ted Kaczynski to J.N. (29 April 2001)

The following is taken from Ted Kaczynski’s 2010 book Technological Slavery. You write, “Watching a documentary on a tribe of Amazon Indians, I found that their life was as ordered as any modern man’s … their day seemed as regimented as an office worker’s.” You reached this conclusion on the basis of one documentary that you […]

Communiques of Freedom Club

Communiques Ted Kaczynski sent when he was at large as “F.C.” or “Freedom Club.” “Letter to Scientific American” was published in Ted Kaczynski’s 2010 book Technological Slavery.  1. Letter to San Francisco Examiner (1985) To the San Francisco Examiner: The bomb that crippled the right arm of a graduate student in electrical engineering and damaged a computer […]

Industrial Society and Its Future, a.k.a., “The Unabomber Manifesto”

Table of Contents Introduction The Psychology of Modern Leftism Feelings of Inferiority Oversocialization The Power Process Surrogate Activities Autonomy Sources of Social Problems Disruption of the Power Process in Modern Society How Some People Adjust The Motives of Scientists The Nature of Freedom Some Principles of History Industrial-Technological Society Cannot Be Reformed Restriction of Freedom […]

A Revolutionary for Our Times

We are steeped in a technological milieu. Technology surrounds us on all sides, envelops us, and, perhaps, suffocates us. It determines or shapes every course of action that we take in our daily lives—how we live, eat, sleep, get to work, where and how we work, how we entertain ourselves, how we run our government, […]

The Truth About Primitive Life: A Critique of Anarcho-Primitivism

1. As the Industrial Revolution proceeded, modern society created for itself a self-congratulatory myth, the myth of “progress”: From the time of our remote, ape-like ancestors, human history had been an unremitting march toward a better and brighter future, with everyone joyously welcoming each new technological advance: animal husbandry, agriculture, the wheel, the construction of […]

The System’s Neatest Trick

The supreme luxury of the society of technical necessity will be to grant the bonus of useless revolt and of an acquiescent smile.[1] — Jacques Ellul The System has played a trick on today’s would-be revolutionaries and rebels. The trick is so cute that if it had been consciously planned one would have to admire […]