Technology, Capitalism, Class


location Newspeak House | 7 PM-9 PM Tuesday 29 November 2016 (BST)

Michael Roberts and Nick Srnicek discuss the exploitative power and emancipatory potential of technology

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Technological advance has long promised a world of leisure and liberation. Yet, embedded within class relations and capitalist production, for the mass of people automation has meant ever-intensifying exploitation.

Can technology’s revolutionary potential be captured for a different future, or will it remain wedded to the domination of capital?

Michael Roberts, radical economist and author of ‘The Long Depression’, discusses past and future technology in relation to the class struggle and capitalist crises.

Nick Srnicek, author of ‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’, argues liberation can only be achieved through the acceleration of technological innovation.

Speakers

Sponsors

  • Haymarket Books

    radical publisher of politics, culture, current events, celebrating 15 years

  • Verso Books

    Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English speaking world.

Hosts

Location

Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, UK

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