Generation X is adopting pleasure-producing technologies en masse. And there’s much more to come. But are they making us happier?
That’s right, fuck artificial intelligence too. (Mum, if I go missing start a revolution and come free me from the Computer Overlord’s human battery pack. Pull out the giant plug. No, the giant one. There’s only one plug, mum. Oh, forget it).
Okay, we got it. The robots are coming and we’re all fucked. Now, can we ease up with the desperate warnings of killer robots rising up to enslave humankind? In this two-part post, we throw a little cold water on the panic merchants, and advocate Douglas Adams’ ever-sage advice: Don’t Panic.
Where next for Generation X? Surely, we just need to look at our Baby Boomer parents to see what’s in store for us - after all, they’re us in 20 years right? Turns out there are some powerful forces (no, not Putin or Zuckerberg or The Dark Side; think social and technological) at play that may be steering us towards a different future.