Sharing is inevitable

Recently I got acquinted with Paul Mason and his ideas. In his book 'PostCapitalism - A Guide To Our Future' he tells about an essay that Karl Marx never published: In the 1858 Fragment, however, we are confronted with a different model of transition: a knowledge-based route out of capitalism,…

A prospect on activity

Recently also the U.S. mainstream media has picked up the topic of automation in the future; in particular on two main activities of U.S. citizens: earning a living and getting there to do so. According to Oxford University┬╣ jobs like: retail and sales workers, cashiers, office clerks and…

Your job belongs to a robot

Today the Dutch tax collector announced that 5,000 people will lose jobs their job thanks to new technologies in the form of (big) data analysis and automation. In what sectors will we see a decline of jobs in the coming years? I found this nice article on a new…

A glimpse into the future of cities

Gary Hustwit created this cool documentary about city structures and how bad city planning affects people and can disorganise their every day life. In some cities a car is needed for every small activity. Also very remarkable examples are shown about how good city planning can greatly improve the happiness…

The Precariat

Guy Standing, a British professor from the Univerity of London, wrote several books about a new evolved social class: The Precariat. This is the most important and biggest social class of our time. Guy Standing held a speech in my hometown two months ago. You can view the video here:…