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alternative plans for the end of jobs

Work to earn a living! (STEEMED) It’s been promoted as the best and most honourable way to gain capital, and has served us for millennia. Since time immemorial, people have wanted goods and services, and those goods and services have … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: THE HORSE ANALOGY

TECHNOLOGICAL UNEMPLOYMENT: THE HORSE ANALOGY. (STEEMED) Ok, first of all I should admit that this analogy is not an invention of mine. It features in this documentary: But it is a good one so I thought I would spread the … Continue reading

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SNOWCRASHING INTO THE DIAMOND AGE (PART 2)

SNOWCRASHING INTO THE DIAMOND AGE 2 (PART 2): An essay by Extropia DaSilva. IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID. The ability to replicate the means of production themselves from cheaply available elements is what underlies most of the utopian expectations of a … Continue reading

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Diamond rain.

DIAMOND RAIN. It might have been called ‘the rock to alter the course of history’. But that would have seemed too grandiose a name for it during much of its long life. In comparison to the vast and dark and … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN DOLLS

RUSSIAN DOLLS: A SCI-FI STORY. ONE. The television set materialised out of thin air, neatly filling the space that Adam had been staring at the moment before. He sat on the edge of his bed which doubled as his sofa … Continue reading

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A Warning For The Future

A WARNING FOR THE FUTURE (This essay is the final part of the series ‘How Jobs Destroyed Work’) Earlier, we saw how market efficiency has no general consideration for what is being bought and sold. It really doesn’t care if … Continue reading

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TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYMENT

TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE NECESSITY OF EMPLOYMENT (This essay is part thirteen of the series ‘HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK’) The 21st Century could well witness a conflict between two opposing drives: The drive to eliminate work and … Continue reading

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