From Technology Review, the Internet isn’t robust enough for the ongoing explosion of connected devices — now labs around the country are scrambling for solutions. Len Rosen on how the Internet of Things and smartphones are breaking the Internet. The Internet of Things has arrived — and so have massive security issues. The fear that technology might threaten our survival is often dismissed as outlandish, but it is cause for concern. Ned Ludd on the Luddites and the politics of 21st century technology (and more). Rage Against the Machine: 200 years ago, the Luddites tried to stop technological progress — they didn’t succeed. Richard Cotter reviews Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation by Amy E. Wendling. From Aeon, electricity is a tyranny of buzzing and chirping demands — here's to wrinkled clothes, typewriters and life off-grid.