Pessimists Archive is a project to jog our collective memories about the hysteria, technophobia and moral panic that often greets new technologies, ideas and trends.


Marc Andreessen in β€˜AI Will Save the World’

β€œThe fine folks at Pessimists Archive have documented these technology-driven moral panics over the decades; their history makes the pattern vividly clear. It turns out this present panic is not even the first for AI.”

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Fears about old things when they were new


Pessimists Archive

Fears about old things when they were new.

Archie McKenzie

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Louis Anslow

Rethinking things