Hi Vlad, thanks for reading. Yes exchanging your time for resources will always be a feature of human existence and I guess we can generalise and call that term ‘work’. But what I’m really trying to get at here is the premium that society places on paid work. i.e. jobs are for the most part considered more valuable dependant on the dollar sign attached to them.

This does not take into account other forms of work that are not rewarded financially (a stay at home mother for example) and yet whose function is vital to a prosperous society. I’m saying that we need to reeavaluate work away from a focus on monetary value and towards what the work contributes to society, that it does no harm etc.

As for your point on robots, I wish I could share in your optimism. I feel like there is a massive distinction between the current fourth industrial revolution and technological advancements of prior eras. In the past our institutions were able to keep up with the pace of technological change. However with the internet of things coming into being, coupled with advances in machine learning, I feel like change is accelerating. The current state of politics and job markets in many countries around the globe is testament to this idea. (Oh and I for one do not miss typewriters haha, I think a computer is a step up) Peace.

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Here to share some words | PhD candidate studying surveillance | Hopeful Idealist | Wannabe Samurai