The results of the technological revolution are approximately to hit demanding: unemployment will spike as new applied sciences substitute hard work within the production, carrier, sectors of an financial system that's already suffering. the top of labor as we all know it's going to hit on the worst second conceivable: as capitalism fosters everlasting stagnation, while the exertions marketplace is in decrepit form, with declining wages, increasing poverty, and sizzling inequality. in simple terms the dramatic democratization of our economic climate can handle the existential demanding situations we now face. but, the USA political procedure is so ruled via billionaires and company targeted pursuits, through corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not only democracy yet progress.
The nice problem of those occasions is to make sure that the large advantages of technological growth are hired to serve the total of humanity, instead of to complement the rich few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the us wishes a brand new financial system during which innovative applied sciences are utilized to successfully tackle environmental and social difficulties and used to rejuvenate and expand democratic associations. in keeping with extreme reporting, wealthy ancient research, and deep realizing of the technological and social alterations which are unfolding, they suggest a daring approach for democratizing our electronic destiny—before it’s too late—and unleashing the true energy of the web, and of humanity.
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