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    Owning the future of work
    In S. A. Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara C. Motta & Barry K. Gills (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies. pp. 388-400. 2021.
    This chapter focuses the future of work as it relates to automation, artificial intelligence, the gig economy, and the technologies that will emerge from the so-called “fourth industrial revolution.” The goal here is to analyze the ways in which our modern capitalist economy drives technological development and the ownership structures which are built into our economic and technological relations. Our current ownership structures point to a future of “precariatized” labor, leading to less stable…Read more
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    Technocapitalism, the Intangible Economy, and Economic Centralization
    Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 19 (1-2): 32-44. 2020.
    The aim of this article is to analyze the underlying economic structures which have led to the rise of the tech giants. In their book Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy, economists Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake outline the four fundamental features of the technocapitalist (or what they consider the intangible) economy. Key to the emerging intangible economy, they suggest, are the four “S’s” of this new form of capitalism, viz., scalability, sunkenness, synergies,…Read more
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    Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and the God/Useless Divide
    Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 16 (6): 700-716. 2017.
    Automation, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology have become topics of increasing interest in both academia as well as in popular media. The goal of this article is to establish which issues are the most pressing, and what are the underlying causes of the rise of robots. I demonstrate that fears of automation are well supported by current trends of automation as well as the inherent tendency within a capitalist system to automate at the expense of workers and working wages. Additionally, I…Read more