Michael Eisenmenger on Tue, 21 May 2013 03:59:53 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> the disappearing middle class and snake oil salesmen

I have to agree with Allan. Clearly those VR goggles blinkered Jaron from seeing the past. The one insight of a disappearing middle class informed by the Kodak story seem rather accidental - though that is worth pondering . . .

On 5/16/13 11:17 PM, allan siegel wrote:

hi there,

well, to tell the truth, after reading just the infamous (so it seems) Jaron Lanier interview it is not his shabby analysis that is shocking,
i.e. "Of course jobs become obsolete. But the only reason that new jobs
were created was because there was a social contract in which a more
pleasant, less boring job was still considered a job that you could be
paid for.

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