Virtual Work is still Work

Edit: Sorry I’ve been gone for so long! I had some pet-sitting to take care of and my main laptop has been on the fritz. I will get better at posting here when I think there could be long delays in my posts. There’s been  different reformist ideas I’ve challenged about how to make work…

The Humanity of Job Automation

A lot of the times when I look at what I’m doing for work, much of it is is laid bare in simple rules. Hierarchical chains of command often impress upon its lower members some values and applications of those values that would be easily presentable to AI. The phrase, “a monkey could do this!”…

Boring Yourself Into Creativity

I’ve talked more than a few times about creativity and its relation to boredom as well as technology. Heck, I’ve even read and reviewed a whole book about that called Autopilot. There’s a lot to this newer notion about boredom that it’s helpful, necessary and gets the creative juices (via your default mode in your…

AI and Sociality

One thing naysayers of AI often repeat is that there is no way that machines could never replace humans in a care role or in some sort of role that is highly involving emotions. There’s a few ways to handle this kind of claim: Undermine the actual merit of humans doing these role currently, e.g.…