"The solution is to begin to de-link work from wages."

The Last Job on Earth

#Future

Tue, Mar 1st, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Optimistally, The Guardian argues that we should not fear the inevitable automation revolution and, instead, embrace it with a universal basic income, cutting the official working day, and redifining who we are without employment.

The automation revolution is possible, but without a radical change in the social conventions surrounding work it will not happen. The real dystopia is that, fearing the mass unemployment and psychological aimlessness it might bring, we stall the third industrial revolution. Instead we end up creating millions of low skilled jobs that do not need to exist.

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