With the rise of technology and the real-time pressures of an online, global economy,
humans will have to be very clever – and very careful – not to be left behind by the future.From the perspective of those in charge, human labor is losing its value, and people are becoming a liability.
This documentary reveals the real motivation behind the secretive effort to reduce the population and bring resource use into strict, centralized control.
Could it be that the biggest threat we face isn’t just automation and robots destroying jobs, but the larger sense that humans could become obsolete altogether?
Watch Obsolete at https://youtu.be/jPmUGq25KBk
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Open Letter to the Design Community:
Stand Up for Democracy
1. There is no need to point out that we are now in difficult and
dangerous times. For many years we were living in a world that, despite its problems, has been nevertheless engaged in a democratization process whereby human rights, fundamental freedoms and opportunities for personal development were increasing. Today, this whole picture has changed. Attacks on democracy are active in several countries, including the ones where
democracy seemed to be unshakable.
2. In these new times, the design community (practitioners, researchers, theorists, students, journalists, publishers and curators who are professionally involved in design- related activities) should stand up, speak out and act. To do that we do not have to share the same idea of what democracy is. It is enough to recognize the strong convergence between democracy and design.