Is The Future Bright. FALC.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/opini...unism.html

Interesting article on how technology could make the future a rosier place, providing things are available for all. But does mean a radical rethink of how things are done.

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(11-06-2019, 22:38 PM)Yuri Gagarin Wrote: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/opini...unism.html

Interesting article on how technology could make the future a rosier place, providing things are available for all. But does mean a radical rethink of how things are done.

Thoughts?

It's a really thought provoking piece.  Maybe I'm being cynical, I've seen first hand how much better the railway could run as a public service, rather than a profit making tool for shareholders of train operating companies.  I think the biggest threat to progress for all is always going to be capitalism.  They don't like the idea of sharing the wealth.  If robots replace workers it won't help the workers.  It will just make the shareholders of the robotic companies rich.  Going beyond capitalism?  It sounds great in theory but I can't see it happening in our lifetimes.  Look how the Americans have tried to thwart any sort of communism anywhere for the last 70 years at least.  It'll take a huge change to reverse globalism and capitalism to improve the lot of the masses.  If anything the current shift seems to be backwards and to the right in times of uncertainty and slow growth.  I dunno.  Probably shouldn't make it political but isn't it all linked?
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Probably is political.
Here's the author being interviewed about the book.

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