[Dead Ideas] “Technocracy I: A 1930s Vision of Utopia”, by B. T. Newberg

https://player.megaphone.fm/ADL2508495930?

Our new series is a 1930s vision of techno-topia! It’s not only from the 30s, though – while long past its heyday, a small Technocracy movement still exists today, which only makes this all the more interesting. This movement that proposed all of North America should be one unified country governed by scientists and experts.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Technocracy I: Functional Control Is Imperative
  • Technocracy II: Techno-snark and the Techno-future
  • Technocracy III: Welcome to the Technate – Alternate History
  • Technocracy IV: Technocracy Today – Interview with Justin Lazzara

Check out the entire series at www.deadideas.net.

I also wanted to mention some good news: we have been invited to join a podcast network! This is a big sign that we’re headed in the right direction, and it also gives the show a modest income from ads. If you prefer no ads, head over to www.patreon.com/deadideaspod to get ad-free episodes and get your portrait drawn too!

Image Credit: Rachel Westhoff

Dead Ideas is a podcast delivering history with humor. We explore ideas once believed to be true, but no longer. Each dead idea is explore in all its glorious eccentricity. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or at deadideas.net.

The Author

B. T. Newberg

B. T. Newberg:  Since the year 2000, B. T. has been practicing meditation and ritual from a naturalistic perspective. He has served as Education Director for the Spiritual Naturalist Society, where he created an online course in naturalistic spirituality (including Naturalistic Paganism!). His writings can also be found at Patheos and Pagan Square, as well as right here at HP.

He also hosts a podcast called Dead Ideas: The Podcast of Extinct Thoughts and Practices. It explores ideas once believed to be true, but no longer.

Professionally, he was an ESL teacher for 12 years and now works in customer service. After living in Minnesota, England, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea, he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife and cat.

After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.

After founding HumanisticPaganism.com in 2011 and serving as managing editor till 2013, he now serves as advising editor, and feels blessed to be a part of this community.

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