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

Show More

Comments (14)

william avatar
william

Ethical limbo...

Anonymous picture
Laura

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

Anonymous picture
cero

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
chris

"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
3281Anonymous

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.

Anonymous picture
3281Anonymous

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
Chris

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

Anonymous picture
3281Anonymous

Precisely

Anonymous picture
William

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

Anonymous picture
Ajay

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.

Anonymous picture
William

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
christopher

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!

Anonymous picture
Deborah

maslow higher archery of needs

Anonymous picture
Thomas

You need to aim higher, archer Maslow.

Related videos

Life with Principle: Thoreau's Voice in our Time
The centerpiece film is a forthright examination of the life and philosophical legacy of Henry David Thoreau, and its resonance for today on individuality and personal choice. Noted minds such as Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky insightfully revisit the Thoreau message in a modern context, invoking both personal reflection and…
Man & His Environment: In Harmony & In Conflict
This program examines philosophic and scientific debate on our human environment. Studies views of nature found in various cultures and suggests we make a conscious choice to live in harmony with the environment. Suggests we create an harmonious living space through planning; studies growth of cities and their problems; and…
Marxism - The Theory That Split a World
Documentary footage, visually interesting animation of its major tenets, and dramatized interviews are used to outline the history and significance of Marxism. The film explores the monumental changes and enduring conflicts that were born out of Karl Marx's ideology. An LCA release from 1970.
What Is Human Nature?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
What is Human Nature? contrasts traditional Greek and Judeo-Christian views of human nature with post-Darwinian and existential views.
What Is The Meaning Of Life?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
What is the Meaning of Life? evaluates how the meaning and purpose of life have been viewed in light of religion, culture and history, as well as from an individual existential perspective. Program features the views of Hegel and Kirkegaard.
The Trouble With Being Human These Days - The Life and Work of Professor Zygmunt Bauman
We live in a world which no longer questions itself, which lives from one day to another managing successive crises, without knowing where it is going and without trying to plan the itinerary'. It is only now that we are beginning to realise how accurately these words describe the contemporary…
Simple Nature
In Simple Nature, world famous physicist Dr. Leonard Susskind introduces The Anthropic Principle in an entertaining, accessible and informative way. Proposed in the 1970's, The Anthropic Principle attempts to explain how the physics of the universe may be perfectly tuned for life to evolve. Any small tweak in gravity or…
Moral Dilemmas…Can Ethics Help?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
The parents and medical staff caring for a premature baby struggling for life are faced with the decision of whether or not to continue treatment. Philosopher Immanuel Kant, whose ideas have influenced modern medical ethics, would answer such a question by focusing on human dignity and the chance for the…
Is Ethics Based on Virtue?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Is Ethics Based on Virtue? explores Aristotle's and other ancient views of virtue and the good life, as well as contemporary virtue ethics with its focus on emotions, personal relationships, character, and long-term values.
Can Rules Define Morality?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Can Rules Define Morality? addresses formalist theories of ethics, particularly that of Immanuel Kant, and explores the implications of his views in relation to ethical issues.
Is Mind Distinct from Body?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Is There an Enduring Self? weaves the reflections of an expectant mother with inquiries from philosophers from Socrates to the present asking whether a person has an enduring self.
What Is Real?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
What is Real? explores the conflict between Thomas Hobbes' materialism and George Berkeley's idealism, and the 20th Century conflict between realists and antirealists. Philosophers include John Searle, Hilary Putnam, and Richard Rorty.