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Automation and utopia : human flourishing in a world without work

Author: John Danaher
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human obsolescence is imminent. The factories of the future will be dark, staffed by armies of tireless robots. The hospitals of the future will have fewer doctors, depending instead on cloud-based AI to diagnose patients and recommend treatments. The homes of the future will anticipate our wants and needs and provide all the entertainment, food, and distraction we could ever desire. To many, this is a depressing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Danaher
ISBN: 9780674984240 0674984242
OCLC Number: 1090007013
Description: 325 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The autumn of humanity --
Part I. Automation: The case for technological unemployment --
Why you should hate your job --
Giving techno-pessimism its due --
Part II. Utopia: In search of utopia --
The cyborg utopia --
The virtual utopia --
The unending quest.
Responsibility: John Danaher.

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Automating technologies threaten to usher in a workless future, but John Danaher argues that this can be a good thing. A world without work may be a kind of utopia, free of the misery of the job and  Read more...

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