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technological anarchism

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Some anarchists see information technology as the way to replace hierarchy, defeat monopoly, and prevent war, and support culture jamming in particular as a way to do so. Some writers — particularly Iain M. Banks, who has written quite extensively in the science fiction genre about The Culture, a futuristic society which has disposed of government — have theorised that anarchism would be inevitable with the technological advances that would make travelling and living in space plausible [1].

It has also been argued that the Free Software movement is an example of anarchist organization, this being an example not of hierarchical business, but of voluntary association for the production of a good.

See also crypto-anarchism and cypherpunk.

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