AFFIRMATIVE - CRITIQUE OF TECHNOLOGY ANSWERS 171
WE MUST REJECT ANTI-TECHNOLOGY LUDDITES
WE DON'T NEED A LUDDITE PHILOSOPHY, EMPOWERMENT CAN RESOLVE PRIVACY ISSUES
Janlori Goldman, Director of the Health Privacy Project at Georgetown University's Institute for Health Care Policy, "Privacy and Empowerment in the Interactive Age," VISIONS OF PRIVACY: Policy Choices for the Digital Age, 1999, EE2001 - JGM, p.98
Rather than responding to the very real privacy risks posed by new technology with the Luddite call of 'smash the machine,' this essay calls for a reversal of the technological status quo by demanding that technology be designed to empower individuals. We should seize the opportunity to vest individuals with the information and tools to express their desire for privacy in clear and effective ways and to have those desires acknowledged and adhered to by information users. Such a post-Luddite approach may revitalize individual privacy in this new era.
TECHNOLOGY CRITICS ARE KNOWN AS LUDDITES
Paul Van Slambrouck, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor, December 28, 1999, SECTION: USA; THE LONGER VIEW; Pg. 2 TITLE: In world of high tech, everyone is an island // acs-EE2001
Technology critics are often called Luddites, referring to early 19th-century workers who destroyed labor-saving machinery. It is a signal to the critics that society as a whole is convinced more technology equals progress.
EVERY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE BRINGS OUT SOME LUDDITES
Beth Karlin, Insurance Networking, March 1999: Pg. 24 TITLE: The Struggle Over Privacy: Whose Life Is It Anyway? // acs-VT2001
Ever since the start of the Industrial Revolution, new technology has given rise to old-fashioned fears. For every technological advance, Luddites have come to the fore, eager to smash labor-saving equipment to smithereens.