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Four Futures by Peter Frase
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it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, politics, economics, philosophy

“Something new is coming.”

Fuck yes this is good. Short, well-written exploration of what the twin challenges of automation and climate change might bring us in the future. Not as prediction but as a call to arms. Frase mines the history of leftist thought for useful ideas and uses recent sci-fi pop culture as metaphors for exploring them. The book covers a lot of ground in a small package and ties together a lot of ideas that any ‘progressive’ interested in technology has likely already come across but adds value by tying it all together in a coherent if somewhat cheeky two-dimensional framework. Essential.
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Reading Progress

January 3, 2017 – Shelved
January 3, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 3, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
January 3, 2017 – Shelved as: politics
January 3, 2017 – Shelved as: economics
January 3, 2017 – Shelved as: philosophy
January 10, 2018 – Started Reading
January 10, 2018 –
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January 17, 2018 –
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January 20, 2018 – Finished Reading

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