The Unabomber's Manifesto Totally Nailed Our Addiction To Technology

By Jacob Shelton

Industrial Society and Its Future: More than just a catchy title

Source: ABC News

From 1978 to 1996, Ted Kaczynski (better known as the "Unabomber") went on a reign of terror that involved mailing a series of increasingly sophisticated homemade bombs to seemingly random targets. The explosives killed three people and injured 24 more over the the nearly two decades of attacks. His crimes are some of the worst cases of domestic terrorism of the 20th century. In other words, he was a real jerk.

Along with his bombs, however, Kaczynski produced a 35,000-word manifesto to explain why he was trying to destroy modern civilization. Titled Industrial Society and Its Future, the Unabomber's manifesto detailed the ways in which he believed technology had destabilized the world. Kaczynski might have been completely out of his gourd (or maybe not—we'll get to that), but he nailed our addiction to technology.