Late in the 18th century, at the dawn of theIndustrial Revolution, a young mechanic named Ned Ludd becamefamous for destroying two machines.

His actions spawned an anti-technology movement that lasted intothe early 19th century. Adherents of thatmovement became known as Luddites, a term that is used to this dayto describe an individual or group of people who are againsttechnological progress.

Those that go "off-the-grid"

As technology has continued to advance, modern-day Luddites havematerialized. In today's increasingly connected world, there arealready those that go "off-the-grid," or at least sympathize withthe idea.

Since we are on the verge of connecting and automating virtuallyanything you can imagine, it's worthwhile to ponder the possibilityof segments that will oppose this progress or just rebel outright.What will this mean for society and the insurance industry?

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