Who are you calling a Luddite? Our love-hate relationship with technology

Who are you calling a Luddite? Our love-hate relationship with technology

Who are you calling a Luddite? Our love-hate relationship with technology

Updated 23 September 2017, 8:20 AEST

From the steam engine to the smartphone, technology has always changed our lives.

From the steam engine to the smartphone, technology has always changed our lives. But do you ever feel like you have no say? Meet the real Luddites.

Nic Ludd doesn't exist. But the Luddite rebels definitely did, and some of their descendants live in Australia. Hear the real story of the Luddites on Science Friction.

And speaking of technology, this year's ABC Boyer Lectures will be presented by futurist and anthropologist Genevieve Bell. She wants to know: What are your hopes and fears for where it's taking us? Use your smartphone to record a voice memo and email boyers@abc.net.au.

Credits

  • Design, illustration, writing: Sam Wallman
  • Concept and producer: Natasha Mitchell
  • Digital production: Rosanna Ryan
  • Development: Colin Gourlay