DEJA VU…Back in 1965 we were worried about ROBOT OVERLORDS from automation…(VIDEO INCLUDED)…

A recently reprinted article from Time circa 1965 shows that our fears and dreams about computers and automatization haven’t changed much in 50 years. Back then the same hysteria and utopianism was rampant:

1.) The collapse of the middle class was imminent and going to lead to potential strife and revolution.

2.) Robots could usher in a permanent leisure class that would birth a creative utopia.

And what has ended up happening:

AMERICANS WORK MORE HOURS THAN EVER BEFORE…

And I just watched a fascinating VIDEO on this exact topic: “Where’d the Future Go?” It is well worth a watch…

graeber-thiel

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