The Shift to Postcapitalism

As evidenced in my recent Apeirogon post An Era of Mass Automation, there is strong reason to believe that automation will displace a large section of the global workforce in the next two decades. The unprecedented nature of this challenge requires an acute political response. In this column I consider proposals from the modern left in dealing with […]

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An Era of Mass Automation

A report from Price Waterhouse and Coopers (PWC) divides the impact of modern technology on the labour market into three distinct temporal sections. Firstly, the Algorithmic Wave, between our current moment and the ‘early 2020s’. This will see the ‘automation of simple computational tasks’ and will mainly impact ‘data-driven sectors such as financial services’ . […]

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1. Take the Bone from the Bag

In our first episode of The Special Relationship we discuss AI, automation, and the potential impact of these technologies on the future of society. This podcast is still a work in progress. If you have any feedback on this draft or if you would like to contribute to the show please don’t hesitate to get […]

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The Tyranny of Convenience

“We must never forget the joy of doing something slow and something difficult, the satisfaction of not doing what is easiest. The constellation of inconvenient choices may be all that stands between us and a life of total, efficient conformity” – The New York Times It seems now more than ever that the right choice […]

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The Automation Liberation

“we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another” – Klaus Schwab With the current technology at our disposal, Forrester Research Institute predicts that 9% of jobs in the United States will be lost to human-free productive forces in 2018 alone.  Looking […]

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