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paulkienitz's Journal
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October 20, 2021

We know of two alternatives to working 9 to 5 in an economy, and neither attracts me...

One is subsistence farming, which often entails backbreaking labor from before dawn until after dusk. The other is hunter-gatherer living, which takes a lot less hard work, but would only sustain about 1% of our population, meaning the rest of us are sporked.

I'll take the 9 to 5 grind, thanks. Our present economy may produce a lot of inequality, but with democracy that is correctable, and also we're not far from the point where we can start transitioning from being served by poor people to being served by robots.

October 1, 2021

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Software engineer who thinks a lot about the future. http://paulkienitz.net/future/

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