The Retro Future: Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future

Author(s): John Michael Greer


John Michael Greer is a best-selling author who has written over 40 booksHe is a scholar of history, ecology, and social change known for consistently original social critiqueHe writes the blog The Archdruid Report which receives over 350,000 unique page views monthly In this book, he suggests that we should examine past technologies for usefulness. People are increasingly dispossessed by the role technology plays in their lives The increase of technological dysfunction and the increase of 'crapification' of consumer products is leading to a widespread disillusionment with technologyPeople are interested in the idea of a retro future. Many people are replacing their 'smart' phones with 'dumb' ones, e-books sales have plateaued, and historical reenactment is one of the fastest growing entertainment trends


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John Michael Greer is a scholar of ecological history, an award-winning author and an internationally renowned Peak Oil theorist whose blog, "The Archdruid Report," has become one of the most widely cited online resources dealing with the future of industrial society. He is a certified Master Conserver, an organic gardener, and has been active in the alternative spirituality movement for more than 25 years. John lives in Cumberland, MD.

PrefaceOne: The End of ProgressTwo: The Delusion of ControlThree: Going Forward by Going BackFour: The Heresy of Technological ChoiceFive: Seven Sustainable TechnologiesSix: Mentats Wanted, Will TrainSeven: The Butlerian CarnivalEight: The Future of CivilizationNotesBibliographyIndex

General Fields

  • : 9780865718661
  • : New Society Publishers
  • : New Society Publishers
  • : September 2017
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : John Michael Greer
  • : Paperback
  • : 256