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The Logistics Internet

THE LOGISTICS INTERNET INTRODUCTION Whenever a new technology, machine or tool emerges on the scene, it needs to be given a name. Often, that name is derived from something older, more familiar, and which is reckoned to share some similarities … 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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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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THE TECHNOLOGICAL PANOPTICON

THE TECHNOLOGICAL PANOPTICON (This essay is part eight of the series ‘How Jobs Destroyed Work’)  Some observers, among them Noam Chomsky and Jaques Fresco, have noted how corporations tend to have the same organizational structure as fascist dictatorships. In other … Continue reading

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MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND DETERIORATION OF WORK

MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY AND THE DETERIORATION OF WORK THIS ESSAY IS PART SEVEN OF THE SERIES “HOW JOBS DESTROYED WORK”. Work combined with technology can make for a wonderful union. Described by W. Brian Arthur as ‘a reprogramming of nature’, technology … Continue reading

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HOW JOBS DESTROY WORK (PART ONE)

HOW JOBS DESTROY WORK (PART ONE) by EXTROPIA DASILVA INTRODUCTION Anything that bares the title ‘How Jobs Destroy Work’ is bound to be regarded with disbelief by those who love their jobs. Such people do exist: folks who have found … Continue reading

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