Post-work society

In futurology, political science, and science fiction, a post-work society is a society in which the nature of work has been radically transformed. Some post-work theorists imagine the complete automation of all jobs, or the complete automation of all boring and unpleasant work.[1] Other theories of post-work society focus more on challenging the priority of the work ethic, and on the celebration of nonwork activities. Near-term practical proposals closely associated with post-work theory include universal basic income and the reduction of the working day and the working week. Increase focus the details of what post-work society would look like has been driven by reports such as one that 47% of jobs in the United States have the potential to be automated.[2] Because of increasing automation and the low price of maintaining an automated workforce compare to one dependent on human labour it has also been suggested that post-work societies would also be ones of post-scarcity.[3]

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  1. ^ Beckett, Andy (19 January 2018). "Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ Frey, Carl Benedikt; Osborne, Michael (13 April 2018). "Automation and the future of work – understanding the numbers". Oxford Martin School. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  3. ^ Wolla, Scott A. (1 January 2018). "Will Robots Take Our Jobs?". Economic Research - St. Louis Fed. Retrieved 2 May 2019.