It's been 200 years since artisan hand-loom weavers in England began smashing and burning the factory machinery that was rendering their jobs obsolete, but some things haven't changed: robots keep making more of the things people used to make, and Luddites--or at least a 21st century version of them--live on.
The modern Luddite tends to have a more personal, less violent disdain for technology than his predecessors, but that doesn't mean he owns, or wants to own, a smartphone. What this person needs instead is an addictive toy that doesn't run on batteries. He could probably also use a good old-fashioned shave and some high-end personal accessories. Check out our gallery for a full list of suggestions.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.