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.

Making the Future

Episode #19

Now that we have sorted out how we want the economy to work in the future, let's discuss what we can do to help bring about those changes.

Chapter Index

00:00 | Intro
00:25 | Chapter Begins
01:58 | 1.1 Support Open Source Projects
14:34 | 1.2 Vote With Your Wallet (Not What You Think)
16:30 | 1.3 Work Less, Be Self-Employed
23:36 | 1.4 Don't Be A Dick
28:07 | Outro


  1. This quote is attributed to Peter Drucker, but many people expressed similar ideas – Alan Curtis Kay at a 1971 meeting of PARC said: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”. More recently, Peter Diamandis is famous for his phrase: “The best way to predict the future is to make it yourself.”
  2. Do not underestimate the importance of software. Most of the things that help us live better are software. Medical equipment, servers, personal computers, cellphones, electronics, street-lights, the Internet…think about how many things we take for granted, that could not exist without software.
  3. Open Source. Wikipedia.
  4. Can We Open Source Everything? The Future of the Open Philosophy. University of Cambridge.;jsessionid=62FE4CCB3807753999235E2EA54E5009
  5. LATEX – a document preparation system.
    Open at the source. Apple.
  6. Kickstarter Expects To Provide More Funding To The Arts Than NEA, Carl Franzen, 2012.
  7. Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourced blueprints for civilization, Marcin Jakubowski. TED.
  8. Jimmy Wales interviewed by Miller, Rob ‘Roblimo’. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Responds, 2004. Slashdot.
  9. Gin, Television, and Social Surplus, Clay Shirky, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-10-16.
  10. 21 hours Why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century, Anna Coote, Jane Franklin and Andrew Simms, 2010. new economics foundation.
  11. Graham Hill: Why I’m a weekday vegetarian, Graham Hill, 2010. TED.



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