Automation – Will it Destroy or Liberate Us?

In 1967, the American poet Richard Brautigan dreamt of a ‘cybernetic meadow where mammals and computers live together in mutually programming harmony’. The notion that technology would one day relieve us of our labours so that we might commune with nature was a product of the technological utopian movement which continues to ignite the imaginations […]

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We’re not all working yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s all bad…

As you can probably already tell, I’m more supportive of this government’s policies than perhaps the previous author was. I’ll assume you’ve seen the figures, saying that we currently have the lowest unemployment since 2009, and depending on your political allegiance, you’ll either think that’s a good thing, or evidence of systematic number-fudging by the […]

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