First some music….
Today we need technology to survive, not least because groups hostile to us and bent on destroying us are equipping themselves with all the technology they can get their hands on. Also, we have to achknowledge the fact that we do need some technology no matter what, even in an ideal world. I mean; even a javelin and a knife used for hunting is a type of technology.
Before I continue I wish to separate between technology that is necessary and not detrimental to either the environment or man himself, and technology that is not necessary and is detrimental to the environment and man himself. For the sake of simplicity, I will call these ‘good’ and ‘bad’ technologies respectively.
A serious problem with bad technology is that is interferes with the positive natural selection, and even promotes the decay of man. The man without any natural abilities suddenly is given an opportunity not only to survive, but to survive at the expense of those better than him.
E. g. the hunter no longer needs skill or courage, but can just shoot any creature from a safe distance and location, with some rifles up to 2 km away. In fact, industrial farming even makes hunting obsolete, and has removed man so much from the natural processes (even the process of feeding himself) that he has completely lost all healthy and normal links to nature – and the man with no such links to nature will easily destroy everything natural. So the modern man does: in his environment and in himself.
In the long run this bad technology ruins mankind, and the once creative, skilled, brave, healthy and sane man slowly but surely turns into a terrible and sub-human creature, suffering from all sorts of ills – both physically and mentally. At one point mankind will become so degenerated that it will not even be able to uphold the high tech society it has created for itself, and what will then happen?… Yes, man will eventually become so degenerated that he will not be physically able to change even a simple light bulb, or even understand how to do so.
In the long run this bad technology also ruins the environment mankind needs to survive. Forests formerly full of herbs and game are turned into fields producing genetically modified crops, all owned by a tiny corrupt, cruel, cynical, greedy, dishonest and sinister ‘elite’. Lakes and oceans formely boiling with fish are turned into huge dumps for garbage and chemical waste. Only the cities grow, and accelerate the decay of man even further. More bad technology is hailed as the solution to the problems created by bad technology, and there seems to be no way out of it other than through disaster…
The world depending on bad technology to uphold itself is very vulnerable to the whims of nature as well: solar storms, earthquakes, vulcano eruptions, returning Ice Ages and also just bad weather can destroy it. So even if we never run out of the energy needed to uphold the modern world, and even if man does not have the time to be ruined so much that he is no longer able to uphold world he lives in, this modern world will at some point fall into ruins.
One might wonder: how can an intelligent species willingly place itself in a situation where it will be destroyed? It is just a matter of time before this happens, and it can happen in so many ways!
Until the day comes when the modern high tech world comes crashing down, I will use bad technology to promote the dream of a simpler life, of life in ‘good tech’ societies cultivating the healthy man and his healthy relationship to the nature he lives in and is a part of. When the day comes I will be ready and able not to depend on bad technology for the survival of my kin, and so will many others.
The fall of the ‘bad tech’ modern world will not be a disaster for ‘mankind’ though, but mainly for those who did not have the wits to escape this death trap – something they fairly easily could have done by returning to a simpler life. Mankind will in fact profit from such a ‘disaster’, as it will be purified and have its ‘cancer cells’ removed. Both Mother Earth and mankind will be rejuvenated by such a ‘disaster’. Mother Nature will reclaim what has been taken from her by the ‘civilized’ man. Earth will once again grow green and rich with life. Time will remove all traces of the bad tech world, and mankind will enter a (new?) long period when bad technology will no longer be seen as something good. Perhaps even universal rules will be made, and followed, to ensure that it will take very long time before any bad technology is invented again: before man (once again?) enters a period of decline…
It is some times said that “there is nothing new, only what has been forgotten”, and perhaps much of it was intentionally forgotten, because some were wise enough to understand that it was bad technology.
A Simpler Life
The Coming Darkness
7 Examples of ‘good’ Technology:
Clothes made from natural fabrics and fur
Magnifying glasses made from quartz (… yeah, you didn’t know they had that in the Stone Age, did you? [They were used to make fire quickly])
Accoustic musical instruments
7 Examples of ‘bad’ Technology:
Industrial farming (and in fact: farming itself….the hunter-gatherer lifestyle is superior to the agricultural lifestyle in all ways)
Electricity (in fact: everything that needs electricity to work)