A Future That Doesn’t Work? Natalie Bennett & Nick Srnicek

“Zero-hour contracts, collapsing real wages, multiple jobs, and unpaid internships – most of us are experiencing a crisis in the relationship between ‘work’ and the wage. But is fighting for ‘more work’ the answer to our problems, or must we question the very nature of work? Why does the increasing automation of work currently present a crisis, rather than an opportunity for liberation? What does the future of work look like? Can we organize towards worlds that break the relationship between useful activity and the wage?

‘A Future That Doesn’t Work?’ was a public conversation with Natalie Bennett (leader of the Green Party) and Nick Srnicek (co-author of the Accelerationist Manifesto).”

audio @ http://www.weareplanc.org/a-future-that-doesnt-work-podcast/#.VB15xRawQg8

3 responses to “A Future That Doesn’t Work? Natalie Bennett & Nick Srnicek

  1. It’s peculular how assumed the presence of work is. Like, it has to be there.

    I think it’s peoples inability to discern between what is essentially PVE and PVP, to borrow game terms. Person Vs Environment and Person Vs Person.

    Fair enough assuming there has to be some Person Vs Environment. But then because people collapse PVE and PVP into the same thing, they act as if work that competing with other people as having to be there.

    Which is a damn useful false behaviour for CEO’s to harvest.

    • I think they mean it in these talks in a very wide sense of human-effort/tasks, I’m more struck by their blinkered-faith in formal politics, too hard I suppose for many to see how truly radical changes are in the works, the party (pardon the pun) is over…

      • I am a dreadful and lazy person (also I have limited bandwidth) – is there a particular time in one of the two podcasts you could recommend in regard to what you mention? 🙂

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