Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Fully Automated Luxury Communism A Manifesto

Hardback (11 Jun 2019) | English

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Synopsis

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society--beyond work, scarcity and capitalism

In the twenty-first century, new technologies should liberate us from work. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness-for everyone. Technological advance will reduce the value of commodities-food, healthcare and housing-towards zero.

Improvements in renewable energies will make fossil fuels a thing of the past. Asteroids will be mined for essential minerals. Genetic editing and synthetic biology will prolong life, virtually eliminate disease and provide meat without animals. New horizons beckon.

In Fully Automated Luxury Communism, Aaron Bastani conjures a vision of extraordinary hope, showing how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of 9 billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology, and establish meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society merely heralds the real beginning of history.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781786632623
Publisher: Verso Books
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: x, 278
Weight: 468g
Height: 152mm
Width: 217mm
Spine width: 25mm