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Computers are taking our jobs – again

There’s been a lot of chatter in the media recently about AI (Artificial Intelligence), mechanisation, and driverless cars taking all our jobs. I’ve heard this before in the 80’s but it didn’t happen. Why?   There is new evidence everyday that human labour is just not necessary anymore. Adidas has created its first fully mechanised shoe factory in Germany. Driverless …

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Cybertopia – what the world will become

Cybertopia is a brilliant look at the world silicon valley wants to make. Burning man mixed with hippies and then a bit of Ayn Rand. What??? Yes they can do it because they have billions and billions of dollars. Or are Bitcoins better. You judge.

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Contented progress (wellbeing)

I want to propose an idea that can make us contented (happy), imaginative, and progressive. Some may say contentment with what we have, and imaginative progress, are not contradictory. But how could we possibly be happy with what we have and still want to imagine and create a better future? I believe we can solve this contradiction by harnessing time …

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Sleepers went back to work

Recently I have been reading Barry Jones’ Sleepers Wake – Technology and the future of work, written in 1982 it foresees a post service work environment, technology will have saved us from much toil and we will need a guaranteed income for all (similar to my Flat Payment) to provide for all those who are not employed with the means …

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Why do hierarchies form

Do we naturally form hierarchies?   This is an important question for anyone that wishes to live in an egalitarian society. If we naturally form hierarchies equality can only exist for a short time or by suppressing our natural instincts. And to suppress our natural instincts goes against one of the fundamentals of equality. Freedom!   While reading up on …