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The Future of Work and Death
The Impact of Technological Advances on Human Life

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Raul

Well, I do not think that 'it all comes back to the idea of doing more with less'. Historically, it hasn't always been like that, and it doesn't have to be. We can think differently.

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Iffah Suraya

reminds me of Michio Kaku's "Physics of the future"

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steve

Watched 30 minutes of this propaganda, then listened to Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized which lasts a mere 3m 50sec and makes far more sense :)

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william

Ethical limbo...

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Laura

I think what this film suffers from is not first problematising the idea of technological 'advancement' from the beginning. And of course, it doesn't challenge the idea of 'work' as we know it in western society (capitalist) and even if this is valid in its existence. To more adequately ...Read more

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cero

Enjoyable film that veers off into a far too cerebral direction as it goes on, but I'm not sure why I expected anything different given the synopsis and title. I usually despise documentaries which take a firm side, but this film could have taken a firmer position to better explain some of ...Read more

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chris

"I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage." John Steinbeck. That said, these people who want to live forever are complete bores.

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3281Anonymous

The could make a copy of you, but the copy will not be you. It will just be a copy. You will have no conscious connection with your copy.

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3281Anonymous

Only by ditching unfettered capitalism will this have a benevolent outcome. I am not optimistic. Investments in new technology are being made by venture capitalists for the benefit of the elite classes, who are generally ruthless, selfish corporate sociopaths with Neitzschean-Randian ...Read more

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Chris

Some good skepticism about the socially negative effects of technology. But the film ditches that critical thought and turns to postulating the elimination of work and death - in a technological optimist, not a Marxist sense. Also, the film almost exclusively interviews men. Reminds me of a ...Read more

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3281Anonymous

Precisely

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William

Well-worth watching. Powerful argument for radical income redistribution.

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Ajay

Absolutely! "The reason there's poor people is because there's rich people". - This has got to be one of the very amusing quotes I've heard in recent times.

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William

I remember a Dutchman saying that the reason he and his countrymen willingly paid high taxes (about 50 percent at the time) was that it bought "civic peace and mental peace.:"

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christopher

Exceelent doc - that being said - glad I will be dead before many of these scenarios play out. As an artist - I would like to get a universal basic income (UBI) though!

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Deborah

maslow higher archery of needs

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Thomas

You need to aim higher, archer Maslow.