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."
Present Shock and the Psychedelic Legacy of Terence McKenna - An Evening with Douglas Rushkoff and Dennis McKenna. March 14th, 2013. Click here to buy tickets.
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