9781501719851-1501719858-Confronting Dystopia: The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work

Confronting Dystopia: The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work

ISBN-13: 9781501719851
ISBN-10: 1501719858
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: ILR Press
Format: Paperback 306 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781501719851
ISBN-10: 1501719858
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: ILR Press
Format: Paperback 306 pages

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In Confronting Dystopia, a distinguished group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions, and income. Focusing on the economic and political implications of AI, digital connectivity, and robotics for both the Global North and the Global South, they move beyond diagnostics to seek solutions that offer better lives for all. Their analyses of the challenges of technology are placed against the backdrop of three decades of rapid economic globalization. The two in tandem are producing the daunting challenges that analysts and policymakers must now confront.

The conjuncture of recent advances in AI, machine learning, and robotization portends a vast displacement of human labor, argues the editor, Eva Paus. As Confronting Dystopia shows, we are on the eve of―indeed we are already amid―a technological revolution that will impact profoundly the livelihoods of people everywhere in the world.

Across a broad and deep set of topics, the contributors explore whether the need for labor will inexorably shrink in the coming decades, how pressure on employment will impact human well-being, and what new institutional arrangements―a new social contract, for example, will be needed to sustain livelihoods. They evaluate such proposals as a basic income, universal social services, and investments that address key global challenges and create new jobs.

Contributors:
Vandana Chandra, Mignon Duffy, Dieter Ernst, Vincent Ferraro, Martin Ford, Juliana Martinez Franzoni, Irmgard Nubler, Robert Pollin, David Rueda, Diego Sanchez-Ancochea, Guy Standing, Stefan Thewissen

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