world of weird things podcast: why jobs as we know them are dying

Industrialization changed the way we think about work and run our lives. Automation will make us rethink both again, and as it's in full swing, we should do it sooner rather than later.

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In today’s world, we’re accustomed to the daily rhythm of the 9 to 5 days of a five-day work week and pay by the hour. But as more jobs are being taken over by machines, the pattern of our working lives will have to come to a slow but still screeching halt. It will have to because the reason behind its existence is a historical aberration, and it’s time we start rethinking it, both at work and in schools instead of continuously careening into an obvious dead end.

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

how hustle culture is slowly, and very literally, killing you
how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists
the most asinine advice ever given for a working world stuck in the past
how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches

Related articles and further reading…

why science says that open offices suck
why universal basic income won’t save us from mass automation

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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