anonymous asked:

Seems increasingly impossible to be optimistic about anything qua employment these days, what with the matters of automation for all forms of non-educated labor short of certain farm work and decoration, the falling value of degrees, and people in trades having to compete against increasingly large competition for jobs. I wonder if these fears are helping to foster our own era of continuing political radicalization and instability?

Funnily enough, Judge Dredd predicted all of this as a joke: The reason Mega-City One has so much crime is because automation lead to the end of labor, thus fostering mass cultural nihlism and anomie and causing to more and more people turning to anti-social behavior in order to cope.