Techno-Pessimist Mass Unemployment Prediction

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A Techno-Pessimist Mass Unemployment Prediction is a social prediction of dystopian mass technological unemployment.



  • (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ Retrieved:2014-5-21.
    • The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817. The stocking frames, spinning frames and power looms introduced during the Industrial Revolution threatened to replace the artisans with less-skilled, low-wage labourers, leaving them without work.

      Although the origin of the name Luddite () is uncertain, a popular theory is that the movement was named after Ned Ludd, a youth who allegedly smashed two stocking frames in 1779, and whose name had become emblematic of machine destroyers. [1] [2] [3] The name evolved into the imaginary General Ludd or King Ludd, a figure who, like Robin Hood, was reputed to live in Sherwood Forest.

  1. Anstey at Welcome to Leicester ( According to this source, "A half-witted Anstey lad, Ned Ludlam or Ned Ludd, gave his name to the Luddites, who in the 1800s followed his earlier example by smashing machinery in protest against the Industrial Revolution."
  2. Palmer, Roy, 1998, The Sound of History: Songs and Social Comment, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-215890-1, p. 103
  3. Chambers, Robert (2004), Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Part 1, Kessinger, ISBN 978-0-7661-8338-4, p. 357



  • (Noble, 1993) ⇒ David F. Noble. (1993). “Progress Without People: New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of Resistance." Charles H. Kerr Publishing.