technology

The present technological revolution and the emergence of postcapitalist social relations

I will address three sets of questions:
First: is there a technological revolution, and in this case, what does it consist of?
Second: is there currently an emergence of a new type of social relations because of this revolution?
Third question: what consequences such a reality may have for a revolutionary perspective?

R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots - Karel Čapek

A stage play about an industrialists attempt to maximise productivity by replacing human workers with artificial ones dubbed `Robots`.

Artificial intelligence, unemployment and universal basic income: another panacea of the owner class - humanaesfera

How can AI concretely change capitalist society? And how can universal basic income be implemented in practice?

The Working Class Should Not Fear Automation; It Should Embrace It

Automation technology has been used by capital to eliminate jobs and used as a threat against workers when demands for higher wages are discussed. But it can also be used by the working class, if done right, to make their lives better and balance the power with capital.

The capitalist use of machinery: Marx versus the objectivists - Raniero Panzieri

Italian Marxist Raniero Panzieri on the capitalist use of technology and machines.

Music is stagnating, are neoliberalism and the gig economy to blame?

A crowd lights a bonfire of disco records at Comiskey Park

Progress in music is slowing down, a look at how neoliberalism and developments in music production and distribution may be to blame