More from the ideologues of happy automation:
“We should be excited about automation, because what it could potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time focused on invention, more time going to space, more time enjoying the world that we live in,” she said. “Because not all creativity needs to be bonded by wage.”
Yes, that’s exactly what all those unemployed coal miners have been doing in West Virginia. They’ve been creating art and going to space. I’ve been so worried about them but how silly of me.
“Let them go to space” is the 21st-century equivalent of “let them eat cake.”