Four Futures

Life After Capitalism
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Product Number: Z100123570
Released: May 30, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541425835
Narrator/s: Bob Souer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down. In Four Futures, Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism, and exterminism might actually entail. Could the current rise of real-life robocops usher in a world that resembles Ender's Game? And sure, communism will bring an end to material scarcities and inequalities of wealth-but there's no guarantee that social hierarchies, governed by an economy of "likes," wouldn't rise to take their place. A whirlwind tour through science fiction, social theory, and the new technologies already shaping our lives, Four Futures is a balance sheet of the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful, and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail.

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Author(s): Peter Frase
Original Publish Date: May 30, 2017

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Author(s): Peter Frase
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Product Number DD32657
Released: May 30, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541405837
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Author(s): Peter Frase
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