Fuse the Borg, the Matrix, and populate it with the Antz, and if you have seen all those, you have a picture of the world you live in.
So why are Luddites so derided and ridiculed? Just because they were shown to be losers at their time? That did not mean that their time would never come. Or that they would never be needed.
Rise up, Luddites. Unless of course you're a Mennonite, which I think is ultra cool, in which case, go and beget.