The Future of Work and Death
The Impact of Technological Advances on Human Life

The Future of Work and Death - The Impact of Technological Advances on Human Life
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Watched 30 minutes of this propaganda, then listened to Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized which lasts a mere 3m 50sec and makes far more sense :)

william avatar

Ethical limbo...

Anonymous picture

I think what this film suffers from is not first problematising the idea of technological 'advancement' from the beginning. And of course, it doesn't challenge the idea of 'work' as we know it in western society (capitalist) and even if this is valid in its existence. To more adequately ...Read more

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Enjoyable film that veers off into a far too cerebral direction as it goes on, but I'm not sure why I expected anything different given the synopsis and title. I usually despise documentaries which take a firm side, but this film could have taken a firmer position to better explain some of ...Read more

Anonymous picture

"I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage." John Steinbeck. That said, these people who want to live forever are complete bores.

Anonymous picture

The could make a copy of you, but the copy will not be you. It will just be a copy. You will have no conscious connection with your copy.

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Only by ditching unfettered capitalism will this have a benevolent outcome. I am not optimistic. Investments in new technology are being made by venture capitalists for the benefit of the elite classes, who are generally ruthless, selfish corporate sociopaths with Neitzschean-Randian ...Read more

Chris avatar

Some good skepticism about the socially negative effects of technology. But the film ditches that critical thought and turns to postulating the elimination of work and death - in a technological optimist, not a Marxist sense. Also, the film almost exclusively interviews men. Reminds me of a ...Read more

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William avatar

Well-worth watching. Powerful argument for radical income redistribution.

Anonymous picture

Absolutely! "The reason there's poor people is because there's rich people". - This has got to be one of the very amusing quotes I've heard in recent times.

William avatar

I remember a Dutchman saying that the reason he and his countrymen willingly paid high taxes (about 50 percent at the time) was that it bought "civic peace and mental peace.:"

Anonymous picture

Exceelent doc - that being said - glad I will be dead before many of these scenarios play out. As an artist - I would like to get a universal basic income (UBI) though!

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maslow higher archery of needs

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You need to aim higher, archer Maslow.

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