Ned Ludd

In light of recent talk about AI potentially displacing human jobs, this recent podcast episode from Cautionary Tales about Ned Ludd (source of the term ‘Luddite’, and a completely made-up person) feels topical. The luddites were not unaware or ignorant of technology, as luddites are often presented today, they were a labour movement trying to protect skilled jobs. And they were willing to use violence to do it.

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