Algorithmic Futures – Between the End of Work and the Desire for Recognition

Luis García Valiña

Affiliation: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; FLACSO, Argentina; Collaborative Research Institute Intelligent Oncology (CRIION), Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Keywords: Future, Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Identity Crisis, Self-esteem, Social Destabalization

Categories: News and Views, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

DOI: 10.17160/josha.10.3.903

Languages: English

The widespread automation of jobs could lead to a crisis of identity and self-esteem in humans, as recognition for socially useful activities is essential to human identity. Loss of recognition has been associated with social turmoil and the emergence of populist and authoritarian regimes. The new technological elites may pave the way for new struggles for recognition if the narrative of radical expendability remains unchallenged.

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