Digital technology is a product of extreme oppression September 1, 2011Posted by Summerspeaker in Technocracy, Technology, The Singularity, Transhumanism.
Consider the working conditions inside Foxconn factories, a corporation that manufactures for Apple and so on. Transhumanists need to take this reality seriously. Without the acknowledging and working against of the horrors of industrial capitalism, we tacitly support them when we dream of the potential of the digital technology.
Because of negative media attention and market dynamics, Foxconn wants to replace workers with robots. While a laudable notion in an economy oriented toward the common good, under existing circumstances the unemployment resulting from automation may make life even worse for the working class.