Automatic Society: The Future of Work
John Wiley & Sons, 15. mar. 2018 - 280 sider
In July 2014 the Belgian newspaper Le Soir claimed that France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and the United States may lose between 43 and 50 per cent of their jobs within ten to fifteen years. Across the world, integrated automation, one key result of the so-called ‘data economy’, is leading to a drastic reduction in employment in all areas - from the legal profession to truck driving, from medicine to stevedoring.
In this first volume of a new series, the leading cultural theorist Bernard Stiegler advocates a radical solution to the crisis posed by automation and consumer capitalism more generally. He calls for a decoupling of the concept of ‘labour’ (meaningful, intellectual participation) from ‘employment’ (dehumanizing, banal work), with the ultimate aim of eradicating ‘employment’ altogether. By doing so, new and alternative economic models will arise, where individuals are no longer simply mined for labour, but also actively produce what they consume.
Building substantially on his existing theories and engaging with a wide range of figures - from Deleuze and Foucault to Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan - Automatic Society will appeal to students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities, as well as anyone concerned with the central question of the future of work.
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The strangest thing about this remarkable return of 'humankind' into history is that
the Anthropocene provides the clearest demonstration that, from an
environmental point of view, humanity as a whole does not exist. Christophe
Bonneuil and ...
The escape from the Anthropocene constitutes the global horizon of the theses
advanced here. These theses posit as first principle that the time saved by
automatization must be invested in new capacities for dis-automatization, that is,
for the ...
the Anthropocene era, in the sense that they feel 'responsible'28 – something that
became visible in the 1970s. After the Second World War and the resultant
acceleration of the Anthropocene, there was a growing 'common consciousness'
The confusion and disarray into which we are thrown in this stage – a stage that
we call 'reflexive' because there is a supposedly 'raised consciousness' of the
Anthropocene – is a historical outcome in relation to which new causal and ...
amounts to the very ordeal of our age – in an Anthropocene concretized as the
age of planetarizing capitalism. It is with Nietzsche that, after the Anthropocene
event, we must think the advent of the Neganthropocene, and it must be thought
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