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The book "Manna - Two Views of Humanity's Future" describes two possible futures as robots and automation take more and more jobs in developed economies. The /r/Manna subreddit is an open forum where people can discuss the issues and ideas raised in the book.

What sort of society should human beings design for themselves once robots and automation are doing all of the work? What happens to our economy once the idea of "a job" becomes obsolete? These are the two of the questions explored by the novella Manna - Two Views of Humanity's Future. The book is available in two places:

Also:

Read the book and then join the discussion - possible topics include:

  • Advances in robotics and automation
  • Issues around capitalism
  • Advanced societies
  • Societal change
  • Concentration of wealth
  • Structural unemployment
  • Labor displacement

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/r/Manna

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When will a computer surpass the human brain?

8 Comments
2023/12/18
00:03 UTC

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Their jobs are SAFE.

4 Comments
2023/10/22
06:20 UTC

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20 US Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Kill.

4 Comments
2023/09/21
04:15 UTC

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Project Neom

Eeriely similar to The Australia Project from the book.

https://www.neom.com/en-us/about

6 Comments
2023/04/05
11:27 UTC

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Mannaism's

Have you been directly affected by a funny Manna-like situation, it'd be interesting if you shared your story.

For example, I had a colleague who repeatedly was being given work he hated and he'd get out of the way quickly. The funny thing is, he didn't realise, that him doing it quickly was the signal to the bot' that gave out the work, that he was always the right guy to give that type of job too!

1 Comment
2023/01/15
03:53 UTC

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Do you manna-bomb?

Now it's starting to happen, when you see a video or whatever about something related (such as robot headsets or kitchen bots) do you drop a link to the Wikipedia article so as to bring people to the debate?

4 Comments
2023/01/15
03:45 UTC

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CNBC report on flippy, the fry-station bot

0 Comments
2023/01/15
03:31 UTC

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When your Boss is a Robot

2 Comments
2022/06/21
16:25 UTC

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Autonomous robotic flying fruit-pickers

3 Comments
2022/02/02
09:51 UTC

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getting fired from your job as an Amazon worker by an app.

Amazon has recently replaced its middle management and human resources workers with artificial intelligence to determine when a worker has outlived their usefulness and needs to be let go. There is no human to appeal to, no negotiating with a bot.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/05/amazon-worker-fired-app-dystopia

0 Comments
2021/07/06
03:45 UTC

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Felt like this fits here…

0 Comments
2021/03/28
02:12 UTC

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