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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

"Robots Will Make Owners Obsolete"

The fact that futurologists almost never say this but for generations have endlessly said instead that robots have made, are making, are will make laborers obsolete is a political tell: as I put the point here, every futurism is a retro-futurism. By the way, if you do happen to think automation has made, is making, or will make plutocratic ownership of the means of production obsolete, well, whoa there boy! There's no need for you whip up a breathless online manifesto and start a new movement. Dude, you're a socialist. Here's hoping you're a democratic one. Come on in, the water's fine.

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