The books we had when we were kids that made us enamored of tech were unapologetically utopian. Now, we build systems that in some ways go beyond those visions. Yet we accept that economic control and modes of life are in the hands of our betters (recast as turtlenecked geniuses).
Technologists should be unapologetic socialists if they want to remain unapologetic advocates of ever more technology.
Well, I didn't make it to Bad Tölz, but I hit Dietramszell, just about 25 miles. My feet were just too sore to push the rest of the way. I hitchhiked back home, since the bus from that town only runs on weekdays (?).