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Book Review- The Future Is Faster Than You Think: Future not so forward


Right throughout the Nineteenth century and early Twentieth century, the best economists could envision was that one day dead labour (machines) would take over living labour. According to them, the level of mechanisation would be such that machines will be able to take over the mundane tasks performed by humans, thus robbing them of the social relations of production.

Jules Verne and Vernians could go a step ahead in thinking what technology could entail, but given that it was only in the late Nineteenth century that scientists and ‘wizards’, as some would call them, started using electricity, even their fiction ...


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