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Where Did Our Future Go?

Roblimo (357) writes | more than 2 years ago

User Journal 3

When I was a kid our school textbooks and the general societal belief (what we would now call a “meme”) led us to believe in a future where machines would do the heavy manufacturing and agricultural tasks, which meant humans would be freed to do fulfilling tasks instead of drudgery. We were all going to work 20 hours a week and spend the rest of our time choreographing ballets or writing poetry or something, and lots of serious think-papers were written about how we’d use o

When I was a kid our school textbooks and the general societal belief (what we would now call a âoememeâ) led us to believe in a future where machines would do the heavy manufacturing and agricultural tasks, which meant humans would be freed to do fulfilling tasks instead of drudgery. We were all going to work 20 hours a week and spend the rest of our time choreographing ballets or writing poetry or something, and lots of serious think-papers were written about how weâ(TM)d use our growing leisure time. -- Read the Rest.

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Clearly we're all working (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37072338)

to support the massive welfare and entitlements that dipshit liberals like you foisted on the rest of us.

Billionaires (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 2 years ago | (#37072532)

Skim the cream. Productivity gains in the double-digits. All trickled up.

Re:Billionaires (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37075954)

Yep. They're the ones with the 20 hour work week using their leisure time to pretend that they're doing something important at all those strip clubs and golf courses.

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