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Cutting Edge

Technology, Information Capitalism and Social Revolution

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A robot can build a car. But a robot cannot buy a car ...The explosion in the development of computer- and robotic-based manufacturing is seeing the rapid expansion of laborless production systems. Such systems create enormous instability, both for the overall economy where money previously paid in wages is now invested in labor-saving technology and therefore cannot be spent on goods, and for workers whose jobs are being deskilled or are simply disappearing. Bringing together contributions from workers employed in the new electronics and information industries with work from theorists in economics, politics and science, Cutting Edge provides an up-to-the-minute analysis of the complex relations between technology and work. Individual essays look at topics including the cyclical nature of a technologically driven economy, the privatization of knowledge that new information industries demand, and the strategies that trade unionists and governments might deploy to protect jobs and living standards. Technology has the potential ro end material scarcity and lay the foundations for higher forms of human fulfilment. But under existing power structures, it is more likely to exacerbate the poverty and misery under which most people live. Cutting Edge weighs that balance and, in helping us to understand how technology interacts with the production of goods and services, tips it in the direction of a more equal and creative world.

Author Biography

Contributors: Abdul Alkalimat, George Caffentzis, Guglielmo Carchedi, Jim Davis, Thomas A. Hirschl, Martin Kenney, Jonathan King, Sally Lerner, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Gerardo Otero, Nelson Peery, Ramin Ramtin, Dan Schiller, Steffanie Scott, Michael Stack and Nick Witheford.
Release date NZ
October 7th, 1997
Contributors
Edited by Jim Davis Edited by Michael Stack Edited by Thomas A. Hirschl
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Verso Books
Pages
288
Dimensions
153x234x23
ISBN-13
9781859841853
Product ID
1649461

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