Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 10: 6.10: The Future of Something Like Work

The end of work, post-work, universal basic income—and a more hopeful frame than these.

Show Notes

Economists, guilt-ridden Silicon Valley inventors and investors, and others have been looking at the future of work. One possible conclusion? That it’s going away. We don’t think that’s quite right—and we don’t think it would be good if it did. Not exactly, anyway.

  • current US unemployment rate
  • Tolkien on subcreation: see his essay On Fairy-Stories
  • notes on J. S. Bach’s reception over time
  • Previous episodes
    • 3.13: Inevitable? – Self-driving cars, the limits of technology, and the tension between the personal and the communal.
    • 3.07: One Size Does Not Fit All – Amazon’s workplace culture as a view into corporate ethics and responsibility
  • “Forever” by The Gray Havens. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.

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  • Kurt Klassen
  • Jake Grant
  • Jeremy W. Sherman

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 2018-07-20  32m