The Unabomber's Manifesto
as published in 'The Washington Post'.
AND ITS FUTURE
a virtual reading
by dave sag
The Unabomber has fascinated me for some many years. The manifesto published by the Washington Post at the request of the FBI must rate as one of the least read, most widely muttered about works since Stephen Hawkings' 'A Brief History of Time'.
While lying in bed for several weeks with chronic back pain due to poor posture, high stress and a poor diet, (yes I work as a web designer) I decided to get my Macintosh computer to read the manifesto out loud to me using the built in voice 'Agnes'. I sampled this reading directly to Macromedia Soundedit and converted it to Real Audo format. Thanks to Internode for the ra-space.
This is your chance to read along with the Unabomber. You will need a real audio player, available free from http://www.real.com and at least a 14.4 connection to the net.
To start the commentary, select the real audio icon in the top right corner of each page. (The one on this page will take you to www.real.com)
To conclude I must thank my beloved girlfriend Caroline, who has been a constant source of help throughout this whole horrific experience.
- the psychology of modern leftism
- the power process
- sources of social problems
- disruption of the power process in modern society
- how some people adjust
- the motives of scientists
- the nature of freedom
- some principles of history
- industrial-technological society cannot be reformed
- technology is a more powerful social force than the aspiration for freedom
- simpler social problems have proved intractable
- control of human behaviour
- human race at a crossroads
- human suffering
- the future
- two kinds of technology
- the danger of leftism
- final note
converted to html and real audio by dave sag 1997.
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