There is an urgent need for resource-conserving, smart, emission-neutral production processes. But as the supply of steady employment weakens, a highly competitive labour market and a restricted welfare state would dismantle democratic achievements and enhance authoritarian trends.
Transhumanism presents itself as a utopia. It promises advancement and progress beyond imagination. However, the question is: Whose utopia would this be?
Understanding how the world of work is changing, and in whose interest, is the key political question of the future.
Jędrzej Niklas of the London School of Economics talks to Bartłomiej Kozek about how algorithms can perpetuate discrimination and argues that they should not be left in the hands of IT people.
Data collected from users feeds algorithms that are shaping our perceptions about the world and the way we engage with the information by selecting what we can see, read and listen on the web, most of the time with a hidden agenda.
It’s politics, not technology, that is pushing us towards dystopia.
Algorithms as technical entities also function as the symbolic base of an ideology that abets thoughtlessness and facilitates the evasion of responsibility.