Automation and the Future of Work, June 2, 2022
Talk with economic historian and social theorist Dr. Aaron Benanav (Humboldt-University Berlin / Syracuse University, New York) to discuss, amongst other things, his recent book “Automation and the Future of Work” (2020) in which he considers the effects of capitalism in the future and reflects on a post-capitalist world. For further information, visit https://instagram.com/culturitical and https://www.aaronbenanav.com. The talk will take place at Hansa48 on June 2, 7pm; entry from 6.30pm.
“Silicon Valley titans, politicians, techno-futurists and social critics have united in arguing that we are living on the cusp of an era of rapid technological automation, heralding the end of work as we know it. But does the much-discussed “rise of the robots“ really explain the jobs crisis that awaits us on the other side of the coronavirus? In Automation and the Future of Work, Aaron Benanav uncovers the structural economic trends that will shape our working lives far into the future. What social movements, he asks, are required to propel us into post-scarcity, if technological innovation alone can’t deliver it? In response to calls for a universal basic income that would maintain a growing army of redundant workers, he offers a counter-proposal.”