Does Work Give Our Lives Meaning?
Friday, May 19, 2017 -- 1:52 PM
Truman Chen

The possibility of a world without work is making plenty of people nervous: what would it look like, will it actually be good for us, will life even be meaningful anymore?

In a recent editorial for The Guardian, Yuval Noah Harari has made the case that we don't need to fret, at least not when it comes to having meaningful lives. As Harari sees it there are already enough examples of meaning-making in the world—ranging from religious belief to Pokémon to consumerism—that we'll be able to impose meaning onto the world even if we're rendered obsolete as workers. 

What do you think? Is Harari right to be so optimistic? Is meaning really the value by which we should be evaluating a world without work? 

See the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/08/virtual-reality-religion-robots-sapiens-book

 

 
 
 

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