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Fully Automated Luxury Communism book launch with Aaron Bastani
Wednesday 26 June, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:00
A different kind of politics for a new kind of society—beyond work, scarcity and capitalism.
In the twenty-first century, new technologies should liberate us from work. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness—for everyone. Technological advance will reduce the value of commodities—food, healthcare and housing—towards zero.
Improvements in renewable energies will make fossil fuels a thing of the past. Asteroids will be mined for essential minerals. Genetic editing and synthetic biology will prolong life, virtually eliminate disease and provide meat without animals. New horizons beckon.
In Fully Automated Luxury Communism, Aaron Bastani conjures a vision of extraordinary hope, showing how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of 9 billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology, and establish meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society merely heralds the real beginning of history.
Aaron Bastani has become a leading figure on the new British Left in recent years, especially with the ascent of Novara Media which has provided an influential space for left wing thought and discussion that is usually ignored and suppressed by the mainstream media. Come and hear him speak about his book, which provides an optimistic and forward thinking program for tackling the series of crises we face and a vision for how we can move beyond the limitations of Capitalism.
Tickets are free but please book here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2019-06-27&event_id=54960