Shrinking The Technosphere Getting A Grip On Technologies That Limit Our Autonomy Self Sufficiency And Freedom

Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865718385
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Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

What exactly is progressive or efficient about this new arrangement is hardly ever examined in depth: if the new ways of doing things are so much better, then we must all be leading relaxed, stress-free, enjoyable lives with plenty of free time to devote to art and leisure activities. But a more careful look at these changes shows us that many of these advances are not weighing favourably in a harm/benefit comparison. The harm to the environment, society, and even to our own personalities, on an individual level, is plain to see, but is brushed off with hollow claims about efficiency and progress.

Shrinking the Technosphere guides readers through the process of bringing technology down to a manageable number of carefully chosen, essential, well-understood and controllable elements. It is about regaining the freedom to use technology for our own benefit, and is critical reading for all who seek to get back to a point where technologies assist us rather than control us.

Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad, USSR, and emigrated to the United States in the mid-1970s. He holds degrees in Computer Engineering and Linguistics, and has worked in a variety of fields, including high-energy physics, Internet commerce, network security and advertising. He is the author of several previous books, including Reinventing Collapse and The Five Stages of Collapse.


Shrinking The Technosphere

Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718388
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Shrinking the Technosphere guides readers through the process of bringing technology down to a manageable number of carefully chosen, essential, well-understood and controllable elements.

Reinventing Collapse

Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924753
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This new edition of Reinventing Collapse is an update on the growing similarities and differences between the collapse of the Soviet Union and the current unraveling of the United States.

The Five Stages Of Collapse

Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092527X
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Shot through with Orlov's trademark dark humor, this is an invaluable toolkit for creating workable post-collapse solutions. Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad, Russia, and immigrated to the United States.

Techno Fix

Author: Michael Huesemann
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092494X
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A powerful and insightful critique of modern techno-optimism

The Color Of Food

Author: Natasha Bowens
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925857
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The Color of Food seeks to rectify this. By recognizing the critical issues that lie at the intersection of race and food, this stunning collection of portraits and stories challenges the status quo of agrarian identity.

Surviving The Future

Author: David Fleming
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586474
Size: 12.58 MB
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Building on a remarkable breadth of intellectual and cultural heritage—from Keynes to Kumar, Homer to Huxley, Mumford to MacIntyre, Scruton to Shiva, Shakespeare to Schumacher—Fleming describes a world in which, as he says, “there ...

Dark Age America

Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550926284
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Dark Age America, then, seeks to map out in advance the history of collapse, giving us an idea of what the next 500 years or so might look like as globalization ends and North American civilization reaches the end of its lifecycle and ...

When Trucks Stop Running

Author: Alice J. Friedemann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319263757
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In lively and engaging language, this book describes our dependence on freight transport and its vulnerability to diminishing supplies and high prices of oil.

Lean Logic

Author: David Fleming
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586482
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Lean Logic is David Fleming's masterpiece, the product of more than thirty years' work and a testament to the creative brilliance of one of Britain's most important intellectuals.