Rise of the robots

We need urgent and concerted intervention if we are to shape emerging technology to prevent it determining our future in an inimical way, writes JOHN GREEN

WHILE Marx and Engels predicted that the proletariat would be the gravediggers of capitalism, the left-wing German economist Wolfgang Streek says that today capitalism has become its own gravedigger.

He quotes Gramsci: “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.”And, boy, are we experiencing the morbid symptoms.The most recent technological changes that are shaking our […]

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