Frederico Pistono is one smart world citizen. He believes that robots will steal our jobs. He also thinks that society should be redesigned for the benefit of all people by using the scientific method to develop technologies to automate basic societal services so we can have more purpose in our lives.
His first book will be published from funding derived from the crowd-sourcing website IndieGoGo.
A little preview:
You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever you used to do, but better.
That is the argument for a phenomenon called technological unemployment, one that is pervading modern society. But is that really the case? Or is it just a futuristic fantasy? What will become of us in the coming years, and what can we do to prevent a catastrophic collapse of society?
Robots will steal your job, but that’s OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy will explore the impact that technological advances will have on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provide suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse.
He explores the idea that unemployment is a structural byproduct of technology and robotics movement. He asks how much should we work? Should we work? Does work make us happy? Shouldn’t we spend more time with our family and friends?
Check out this video of Pistono who is very articulate about the paradigm shift taking place around the globe.