The Future of Work and Death
Imagine a life without work. According to the scientists in this documentary, we’ll be busy making a life instead of making a living in the foreseeable future, thanks to automation. What will we do with our days? Will working less mean living more? And if so, will this count for all of humanity, or just a lucky few?
The Future of Work and Death confronts us with two sides of the same technological coin: the utopian as well as the dystopian future implied by these developments. Either way, human ingenuity seems to be a natural extension of our own evolution. Instead of visualising our impending future, this documentary combines statements from a wide range of specialists with archival footage taken from the open-source Prelinger Archives. This complementary approach thus also urges us to look back on how we got into this situation.