How Automation Will Change Work, Purpose, and Meaning

This is an immensely hopeful vision, but also a winding, perilous path. Keynes cautioned, “If the economic problem is solved, mankind will be deprived of its traditional purpose… Yet there is no country and no people, I think, who can look forward to the age of leisure and of abundance without a dread.” With trepidation, Keynes wondered how people would focus their attentions, interests and fears when absolved from making a living.


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