Monday, November 27, 2017

Fully Automated Nostalgia Capitalism, by Dan Grace

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(Dystopia) In a future isolationist Britain, most people have meaningless jobs that automation could do better, if the government allowed it. The narrator thinks things could be better and looks for ways to dissent. (1,960 words; Time: 06m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

"Fully Automated Nostalgia Capitalism," by (edited by Andy Cox), appeared in issue 273, published on by .

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Pro: The author describes a dystopia where technology has made many jobs obsolete, but the government isn’t allowing them to disappear, with the result that lots of people end up stuck in unsatisfying, meaningless jobs that pay little.

Con: For all of his moaning about the problem, all the narrator does about it is attend a party and take some drugs. Nothing has changed at the end of the story.

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