Against the Grain

The Perils of Automation

We rely on automation in all aspects of our lives, from our jobs to our leisure activities. It’s meant to save us time and labor and free us for other pursuits. But does automation make our lives better? Writer Nicholas Carr reflects on the darker side of automation, from mechanized warfare to deskilling on the job. He argues for a relationship between technology and work that does not leave us alienated, left in low paid jobs, or open to surveillance.

Resources:

Nicholas Carr, The Glass Cage: How Our Computers are Changing Us W.W. Norton, 2015

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