A newsletter from the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology put me on to a collection of essays Perspectives on Digital Humanism (2021), one… Read More »Can computer technology enable work without jobs?
In a mid-lockdown Conversation article purporting to explain how anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and the far-right came together over COVID, Josh Roose proposes several ways to… Read More »On satisfying the human need to work (reprise)
Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism (2019) is more a book for my old blog than this one, but a couple of long chapters address how to… Read More »On the parallels between digital minimalism and work minimalism
My article Can Smart Contracts Learn from Digital Rights Management? appears in the March 2020 issue of IEEE Technology & Society Magazine. I actually wrote… Read More »Can smart contracts learn from digital rights management?
In writing about The Electronic Sweatshop earlier this week, I touched upon the prospect of professional work being replaced by automation together with systematisation and… Read More »On being replaced by technology, re-visited