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Four Futures

Life after Capitalism

Capitalism is going to end
Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down. In Four Futures , Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail.
Could the current rise of real-life robocops usher in a world that resembles Ender's Game ? And sure, communism will bring an end to material scarcities and inequalities of wealth-but there's no guarantee that social hierarchies, governed by an economy of "likes," wouldn't rise to take their place. A whirlwind tour through science fiction, social theory and the new technologies already shaping our lives, Four Futures is a balance sheet of the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful, and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail.
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"Frase injects a sorely needed dose of reality to the conversation, and the result is invigorating ... I lost sleep over it."
-Ben Tarnoff, Guardian
"An engaging thought experiment on the intersection of technology and the environment. Indeed, as we ponder the interplay between digital abundance and physical scarcity, the digital industrialist solutions of most thinkers in this space pale in comparison to Frase's more open-minded, less deterministic understanding of the future unfolding before us."
-Douglas Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed and Present Shock
"A remarkably clear-eyed view of the futures we're facing, bringing humor and intelligence to the lab of speculative fiction to create four smart and sharply lit early warning signals."
-Warren Ellis, author of Gun Machine and Transmetropolitan
"Are the robots eating our jobs? Will technology set us free? These questions aren't new, but Frase's approach to answering them is refreshingly inventive. Four Futures is a thought-provoking work of political speculation. This incisive little book offers the vital reminder that nothing is set in stone-or silicon-and that in order to fight for a better world we first need to be able to imagine it."
-Astra Taylor, author of The People's Platform
"Brexit looms. Trump leers. Populism shouts. Reactionary politics casts long shadows. The right and left tear at themselves and stretch outwards. International tensions simmer. This seems like an appropriate moment for re-envisioning, and contributions to this process are arriving at some pace. Peter Frase's engaging short book is another addition to this collective reimagining."
-David Beer, OpenDemocracy
Portrait

Peter Frase is an editor at "Jacobin" magazine, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and has written for "In These Times" and "Al Jazeera." He lives in New York City.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 160
Erscheinungsdatum 25.10.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78168-813-7
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Maße (L/B/H) 132/196/13 mm
Gewicht 181
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