A few techno-utopian types dismissed my views as "luddite" -- which is doubly wrong: It's wrong, first, because it mischaracterizes the historical Luddites who organized to resist not "technology in general" (which doesn't exist to be "pro" or "con" about in the first place) but to resist plutocratic deployment of technology to destroy their precarious lives (about which, surely it matters that they were right). It's wrong, second, because the term implies an uncritical hostility to technological change which is far from my position, since the whole point of my criticism is to expose pseudo-science and corporate-military PR peddled as science policy in order to facilitate education, agitation, and organization to facilitate a more equitable distribution of the costs, risks, and benefits of technoscientific change to the actual diversity of its stakeholders.
Others were annoyed by the tone of my piece, some complaining that my rant was too ranty, some complaining that I am "elitist" because my writing isn't like People magazine. To these I will point out that I don't write only rants, though I have noticed the pieces that most people pay attention to are the more satirical and castigatory ones, but for those who want substance there are plenty of more analytic elaborations available on the sidebar, although those more substantial pieces are probably going to seem more "elitist" to the critics who think I'm "elitist" already because I am an elite effete aesthete with book larnin' and such and so my writing isn't everybody's cup of tea (which I accept cheerfully, let a bazillion flowers bloom).
Some would-be foes seemed to think making fun of faith-based techno-transcendentalists means that I shouldn't be publishing on the internet or going to the doctor for checkups or use elevators and so on, as if advocating for science education, medical research, access to healthcare, public investment in renewable energy, or harm based policy models on drug regulation, sex education, gun safety, and so on a person needs to join a Robot Cult where the faithful pray for the Singularity when the Robot God ends history and solves all our problems for us, or daydream about "The Future!" when consumers will be able to buy their way to techno-immortality as "uploaded" cyber-angels in Holodeck Heaven or genetically/ robotically enhanced sooper-bodies in nanotech Treasure Cave Heaven and corporations will profitably "geo-engineer" us out of climate catastrophe without requiring any change in the status quo.
To put it mildly, I disagree. I am not sorry if that sounds "elitist" to ignoramuses or True Believers or corporate-military apologists.