Four Futures by Peter Frase

Four Futures Life After Capitalism Paperback Oct 25 2016

By Peter Frase
Paperback
$9.25 USD

Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all tumbling down. In Four Futures, Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail. Could the current rise of real-life robocops usher in a world that resembles Ender's Game? And sure, communism will bring an end to material scarcities and inequalities of wealth-but there's no guarantee that social hierarchies, governed by an economy of "likes," wouldn't rise to take their place. A whirlwind tour through science fiction, social theory and the new technologies already shaping our lives, Four Futures is a balance sheet of the socialisms we may reach if a resurgent Left is successful, and the barbarisms we may be consigned to if those movements fail.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication date
Oct 25 2016
Language
English
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9781781688137
ISBN-10
1781688133
Weight
367g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 198.0mm