By Bernard Stiegler,Daniel Ross
In July 2014 the Belgian newspaper Le Soir claimed that France, Belgium, the uk, Italy, Poland and the us could lose among forty three and 50 in line with cent in their jobs inside ten to 15 years. the world over, built-in automation, one key results of the so-called ‘data economy’, is resulting in a drastic aid in employment in all areas - from the felony career to truck using, from drugs to stevedoring.
In this primary quantity of a brand new sequence, the best cultural theorist Bernard Stiegler advocates an intensive approach to the problem posed through automation and shopper capitalism extra commonly. He demands a decoupling of the concept that of ‘labour’ (meaningful, highbrow participation) from ‘employment’ (dehumanizing, banal work), with the last word goal of removing ‘employment’ altogether. via doing so, new and replacement fiscal versions will come up, the place people are not easily mined for labour, but additionally actively produce what they consume.
Building considerably on his present theories and interesting with quite a lot of figures - from Deleuze and Foucault to invoice Gates and Alan Greenspan - automated Society will entice scholars and students around the social sciences and arts, in addition to an individual interested by the imperative query of the way forward for work.
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