Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Aaron Bastani

£9.99

The first decade of the twenty-first century marked the demise of the current world order. Despite widespread acknowledgement of these disruptive crises, the proposed response from the mainstream remains the same. Against the confines of this increasingly limited politics, a new paradigm has emerged. ‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’ claims that new technologies will liberate us from work, providing the opportunity to build a society beyond both capitalism and scarcity.

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A different kind of politics for a new kind of society–beyond work, scarcity and capitalism

In the twenty-first century, new technologies should liberate us from work. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness-for everyone. Technological advance will reduce the value of commodities-food, healthcare and housing-towards zero.

Improvements in renewable energies will make fossil fuels a thing of the past. Asteroids will be mined for essential minerals. Genetic editing and synthetic biology will prolong life, virtually eliminate disease and provide meat without animals. New horizons beckon.

In Fully Automated Luxury Communism, Aaron Bastani conjures a vision of extraordinary hope, showing how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of 9 billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology, and establish meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society merely heralds the real beginning of history.

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Weight0.238 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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