Automatic Society The Future Of Work

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 1509506314
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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.


Control In An Information Rich World Report Of The Panel On Future Directions In Control Dynamics And Systems

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Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
ISBN: 0898715288
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The field of control provides the principles and methods used to design physical and information systems that maintain desirable performance by sensing and automatically adapting to changes in the environment. This report spells out some of the prospects for control in the current and future technological environment, describes the role the field will play in military, commercial, and scientific applications over the next decade, and recommends actions required to enable new breakthroughs in engineering and technology through the application of control research. This brief yet thorough report provides renewed vision, a detailed list of new application areas, and specific recommendations for future research directions in control, dynamics, and systems, compiled by experts in the field.

Automatic Society

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509506349
Size: 66.81 MB
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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.

Automatic Society

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9781509506309
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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.

Rise Of The Robots

Author: Martin Ford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465040675
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In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary.

The Zero Marginal Cost Society

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137437766
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In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global ...

Inventing The Future

Author: Nick SRNICEK
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781784786229
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Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed.

Four Futures

Author: Peter Frase
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 178168815X
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From the Trade Paperback edition.

Future Shock

Author: Alvin Toffler
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553277375
Size: 69.38 MB
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Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

The Future Of The Professions

Author: Richard Susskind
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191022411
Size: 78.47 MB
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This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them.

Technics And Time The Fault Of Epimetheus

Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804730419
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This book, the first of three volumes, revises the Aristotelian argument and develops an innovative assessment whereby the technical object can be seen as having an essential, distinct temporality and dynamics of its own.

Programmed Visions

Author: Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262294613
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In Programmed Visions, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun argues that these cycles result in part from the ways in which new media encapsulates a logic of programmability.