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Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

author Paul A. Spiegel    Humanity stands on the brink of the Age of Longevity.  Advances in science hold the promise of extending the healthy lifespan beyond the roughly 120 years presently accepted as the “natural” limit’, achieving radical life extension (“RLE”)[1]. In considering this breakthrough, two questions often arise in popular discourse: If people live indefinitely, how will socie...

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Why haven’t robots taken our jobs?

Why haven’t robots taken our jobs?

You’ve probably noticed the trend. The doomsayers are yelling once more. They are telling us that technology poses a threat to human employment — that the robots are coming for our jobs. This is a thesis that has been defended in several academic papers, popular booksand newspaper articles. It has been propounded by leading figures in the tech industry, and repeatedly debated and analysed in the m...

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