"Every aspect of industrial societies has become part of a larval system for escalating production and increasing the demand necessary to justify the total social cost. For this reason, criticism of bad management, official dishonesty, insufficient research, or technological lag distracts public attention from the one issue that counts: careful analysis of the basic structure of tools as means."
— Ivan Illich. Tools for Conviviality
"The Internet of Things is not democratic. It’s not even capitalistic. It’s a new thing. It’s digital-feudalism."
— Bruce Sterling