Category Archives: Pohl

Robots and Post-Scarcity Society

Imagine a future reminiscent of the future featured in Frederik Pohl’s “The Midas Plague”, in which the entirety of the labor needed to provide for humanity’s needs and wants is performed by machines that operate automatically–by robots. This is hardly a new idea; a century and a half ago, many people were convinced that the […] Continue reading

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In the year 2050

Jerry had to speedwalk a good thirty more minutes until he’d reach his school.  He had gotten up late because the solar-powered alarm clock had been broken for a week now, and he didn’t have time to walk to the supply center for a replacement.  He wished that he was a better runner.  Running would […] Continue reading

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