To decarbonize we must decomputerize: why we need a Luddite revolution
Big tech claims AI and digitization will bring a better future. But putting computers everywhere is bad for people and the planet
Towards a twenty-first-century Luddism: my case for why decomputerization should be a core demand of the climate movement
“here’s the plan: - let’s infiltrate their media - convince them the world is about the end due to global warming -blame it on progress and tell them to unplug all the computers -then we win”
Benjamin H. Bratton
Peak-Guardian Deep Stupid. Where to start? The very concept “climate change” is a product of planetary-scale computing models. The heaviest energy costs are from computing human expression, not science.
Antonio García Martínez
I'd invest every last cent in a fund that bet on the opposite of every prediction featured in mainstream tech commentary.
😈 Bielzabub Coleman 😈
Many AI applications--especially those directed at categorizing and surveilling humans--deserve deep skepticism and pushback. Among the problems: cooking the planet.
‘We should reject the assumption that our built environment must become one big computer. We should erect barriers against the spread of “smartness” into all of the spaces of our lives.’
Excellent piece by
: “[C]onfronting the climate crisis will require something more radical than just making data greener. That’s why we should put another tactic on the table: making less data.”
This is correct
I'VE BEEN SAYING THAT DATA PRIVACY IS A CLIMATE JUSTICE ISSUE
Dr. Jonathan Foley
This piece just adds confusion to the discussion about climate change. The emissions from running computers, smart devices, and cloud services is quite small compared to other sectors of the economy. And they are the easiest to decarbonize.
This take (ht
) appears to have migrated from the right to the left
Grand Mufti of Latte
Every time I think the tsunami of stupidity has peaked and can't get any higher someone takes it up a notch.
If housing data in cloud-based servers is killing the planet, wait until they find out how much electricity it takes to make aluminum.
To decarbonize we must decomputerize: why we need a Luddite revolution. Big tech claims AI and digitization will bring a better future. But putting computers everywhere is bad for people and the planet —
, js a claim that just won't fly. It also have every appearance of, "Now the rich people have got computers, the world's poor can go to hell".
(((Christian JB))) 🐌
And the award for the stupidest article ever on climate goes to... this gem that leaves me speechless.
What matters is not only how much data a service collects, but what imprint that service leaves upon the world – and thus whether it should be performed at all