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Shrinking the Technosphere: Getting a Grip on Technologies that Limit our Autonomy, Self-Sufficiency and Freedom

401 pages5 hours


Dmitry Orlov is a technologisyt. He was previously employed as a high energy physicist, internet security investigator and e-commerce designer.
His blog,, receives thousands of visitors per month
Eight years ago he left the corporate world to live on a sailboat and start leading a life of less complexity which has given him insights into how each person adapts to technology differently and was the inspiration for this book
In Shrinking the Technosphere, Orlov addresses the issue that no matter the problem, a belief exists that bigger and better technology will be invented to fix it
Orlov argues that technologies that are supposed to help us can make our lives more hectic, more costly, more alienating and less economically secure
Shrinking the Technospher shows how we can make better individual choices about technology and teaches people how to evaluate each aspect of technology for benefit and cost
The best technologies are nature-based and this book covers what other books do not – the connection between technology and nature.
Audience: Technology aficionados, DIYers, preppers, survivalists, environmentalists and luddites

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