Counter-Stories Against Robot Dystopia

If robots become an extension of industrialism, god help us… Except there is no God.

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Transcribed from the 21 November 2015 episode of This is Hell! Radio (Chicago) and printed with permission. Edited for space and readability. Listen to the whole interview:

“The question is, looking at this new robotic economy: what do robots buy? And the answer to that question is, obviously: not much.”

Chuck Mertz: Technology will be the solution to all our problems, and it’s inevitable: our future is one that will be a perfect world where robots do all our work—freeing all of us to be, well, servants to robots. Here to tell us why technology may not have the great fix for all of humanity’s challenges, social critic Curtis White, author of We Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data.

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