Robots Will Steal Your Job

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK is an audiobook that explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. Written by Federico Pistono and read by Ian R Buck.

Work Identity

Episode #10

Society has ingrained in us that the most important aspect of our identities is our job.

Chapter Index

00:00 | Intro
00:25 | Chapter Begins
04:32 | 1.1 Work Ethic, Work Utility
13:00 | Outro


  1. Cluster munitions are prohibited for those nations that ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions, adopted in Dublin, Ireland in May 2008. The Convention entered into force and became binding international law upon ratifying states on 1 August, 2010, six months after being ratified by 30 states; as of August 2011, a total of 108 states had signed the Convention and 60 of those have ratified it. However, these type of bombs are still used extensively in wars and internal conflicts around the world. They are either produced and distributed by states that did not ratify this convention, or they find their way around through the black market. I could also have used another example, but I think you get the point.
  2. Corruption Perceptions Index 2010: In detail, 2010. Transparency International.
  3. Intergenerational mobility in Europe and North America, Blanden J., Gregg P., Machin S., 2005. London: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.
  4. The problems of relative deprivation: why some societies do better than others, Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett, 2007. Social Science and Medicine 2007; 65. pp. 1965-78.



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