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Technobabel: Against the inevitability of tomorrow's robot economy.


As technology and robots replace more and more jobs - most of them formerly middle class jobs - where is the demand for the goods the economy now can produce more efficiently? For some economists, the only answer is a minimum guaranteed income - the state has to find a way to sustain this economy by giving money away to people in order to create demand.

Writer Curtis White looks at the tomorrow being sold by today's tech cheerleaders and sees massive environmental and economic disruption guided by the rise of a myopic, Randian technoplutocracy, and explains how it's not too late to change the course we're on, and why the key to resisting tech narratives might be found in the romanticism of Bjork.

Curtis is author of We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data from Melville House.

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Curtis White

Curtis White is an author and social critic.


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