Friday, November 25, 2016

James Livingston — Fuck Work


Revisiting our attitude toward work and our dependence on it. What happens when it goes away?

Aeon
Fuck Work
James Livingston | Professor of History at Rutgers University in New York

5 comments:

Bob said...

Best case scenario: We'll have more time for hobbies.
Worst case scenario: extinction of our species.

Tom Hickey said...

When we get to that point, humanity will adapt by moving beyond capitalism, just as it moved beyond the feudalism of the Agricultural Age during the transition to the Industrial Age. This is being realized and considered already now that we are leaving the Analog Age and entering the Digital Age.

Most of the "experts" today grew up in the Analog Age and are incapable or thinking in the native language of the Digital Age. So progress will be one funeral at a time and change will come from digital natives.

Ignacio said...

That's a hopeful view Tom, hope you are right. The other option as Bob says is our extinction (or near it? and regression to stone age).

With so many morons in power I'm not sure what will happen.

Tom Hickey said...

That's a hopeful view Tom, hope you are right. The other option as Bob says is our extinction (or near it? and regression to stone age).

Hey, I didn't say the "phase transition" from one state to another state of the system was going to be easy, and nature's experiments do fail.

Bob said...

I want to mention another article at the Aeon site:
https://aeon.co/videos/why-some-chinese-millennials-are-taking-up-the-hermit-s-life-in-the-mountains