The thing about anarchist anti-technical criticism is that it is correct. The technology that has been developed so far under authoritarian conditions is poisonous and will survive as long as its production and further development are stopped by civilization and the authoritarian foundations that support it. As far as I can see, Anticiv and Anprim make anarchist tech enthusiasts change the nature of what we consider to be technology and see less inspiration than our ancestors to tackle this challenge. Provides a challenge for. Looking back on our history, how many can be applied today to take from the production of past technology and not only significantly reduce the environmental and social impact of today's technology, but also to adapt it to anarchist technology. There is such a principle. The structure and relationship we want to see in the world.
Specialization and Diversification: If there's one thing I'm evaluating about early computers, it's likely that there are different types in different situations and that they need to be designed to have multiple features. did not. The Antikythera mechanism would not have been used as an abacus. This means that different tools have been developed for different tasks performed by different people with different skills. Rather than trying to develop a universal computer like how to design smartphones, computers, and even televisions, scientists and engineers are more demanding than ever, leaving the rest as consumers of technology. It is generally at a disadvantage. .. Dividing the use of technology to allow different devices to perform different tasks allows more people to participate in the technical process as needed. In other words, responsibilities are distributed to many rather than few.
Improvements Not Replacements: If Apple brings more iPhones to the last one on the market with just a few improvements, I swear to you ... Seriously, I would like to keep the same and improve it to work better than replacing it. Seeing something develop to its full potential over time is better for developing technology and its relationships than simply creating new ones and replacing them immediately when not needed. The way. There is also one way to use technology. In some cases, simply improving the use of technology can improve the technology itself (changing the way technology is used and operated can result in an entire art form).
Longevity Problem: There is a light bulb that has been around for over a century and we are still waiting for it to disappear. Aside from planned obsolescence and capitalist design disruption, the fact remains that long-lasting things are more reliant on us than temporary ones. They are less polluted, can be shared by different groups, and can be the basis for better technology. Our ancestors knew this and made longevity and durability an important part of their design spirit. After all, their society was dependent on it.
With these three principles in mind, we begin developing many designs, productions, and even disposal processes that improve our relationships with ourselves, our environment, and our society. I think you can. I feel this is important if you imagine the future of technology with anarchist principles. Because if the technology itself is not an anarchist, what is the point of the future?