This piece at CityLab has the best, most astute headline I’ve seen in a while: “We Should Really Be Talking About Self-Driving Trucks” That’s absolutely correct. In terms of driverless vehicles, it […]
A Japanese firm, apparently, is about to open a hotel staffed almost exclusively by robots. Just so you don’t get too freaked out, they’ve called it the Henn-na Hotel, or the “Strange Hotel”. […]
This is just about the classic story of what happens when new technology meets existing workplace. In this case the story is about drones taking the jobs of commercial pilots. It’s so […]
This wonderful photo of Bob Dylan and The Band, taken in 1967 outside the “Big Pink” house near Woodstock where they recorded the Basement Tapes, captures something essential, I think.
One of the things my new book examines is the idea of what happens when jobs disappear through technological developments and other structural changes. In an interesting variation on the theme, David […]
Here’s something I’ve been thinking about and it more or less drives the logic of the investigations here: You can ignore inequality as long as there is the prospect of infinite growth. Once […]
This is a piece I wrote a little while back for Kings Tribune. When I think about it now, it was in researching this piece that I first really started to think about what […]