Beyond a Jobless Recovery

This article explores the issue of a “Jobless Recovery” mainly from a heterodox economic perspective. It emphasizes the implications of ideas by Marshall Brain and others that improvements in robotics, automation, design, and voluntary social networks are fundamentally changing the structure of the economic landscape. It outlines towards the end four major alternatives to mainstream economic practice (a basic income, a gift economy, stronger local subsistence economies, and resource-based planning).

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Humans Need Not Apply

15 minute video by C. G. P. Grey that gives a great overview of the issues and current state of robotic/software replacements for human labour.

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A 2003 science fiction essay that explores several issues in modern information technology and user interfaces, including some around transhumanism.

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