- Capitalism and Alternatives -

Dreams and reality

Posted by: borg ( Anarchy, Inc., Cyberspace ) on April 30, 1999 at 15:39:17:

In Reply to: keep dreaming...its our only chance posted by bill on April 29, 1999 at 10:39:43:

: : Anyone who doesn't see the worth of this is simply gonna get
: : left out in the cold, particularly as the Cosmic Nipple
: : runs dry.

: : Wake up call, folks.

: : [...]

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: For a wake up call try getting a hold of Jeremy Rifkin's "The End of Work".

: Extending Lark's point- automation will in the near future enable more production than it is possible to consume. The crises of over-production by a smaller and smaller workforce, combined with a growing number of lower paid jobs, seems a looming inevitability. We will be waking up to a nightmare.

On the other hand, we may be waking up to such efficiencies
in production that we only have to work a 15 hour week
to live comfortably.

Unskilled labor is on the way out tho. That will have a major
impact on auto workers, for example, as robotics takes over.

If you have the urge to turn Neo-Luddite here, sitting in
front of your computer :), think of what the mechanized
reaper did for food production.

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