" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 11, 2013

Robots Will Steal Your Job But That’s OK?

" KMO welcomes Federico Pistono to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about the book 
Robots Will Steal Your Job But That’s OK – How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy.  
Federico describes work as the single most important factor contributing to self-esteem, social status and a sense of purpose in people’s lives. 
He also thinks that the process by which jobs are lost to automation and sophisticated software tools will accelerate and leave more and more people without the jobs that provide them with economic sustenance and a sense of purpose. 
The discussion turns to the need to revise the cultural assumption that a human who is not employed is a social parasite. 
In a world of accelerating technological unemployment, where most jobs do nothing to provide for human needs and, in fact, magnify the harms that industrial society visits on the biosphere and human quality of life, we absolutely must get past the 
idea everyone must “earn a living.” "
352: Drive, Flow & Purpose

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure the way we work has changed, and will continue to do so as technology develops even further. The days of working for one employer for life are long gone.

    It's now maybe about thinking of streams of income, from several sources. There are still needs to be filled so opportunities are out there.