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System Upgrade v2.016: Solutions for a failing economy, wealth distribution, declining democracy, climate change, and robots that steal jobs Paperback – November 15, 2016
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What are the economic frameworks of the fully automated society of the future? How can we save the nature from profit only driven economies of today?
How we can combine the 'tools and materials' that we already have and build at least a bit better system?
You will find extensive and elaborate solutions, given with clarity and contagious optimism.
Best thing about the book in my view is that it is highly provocative, you might agree with its premises and conclusions or not, but it will provoke you into thinking about these problems (and - God forbid - maybe acting on them?!),
which are indeed something we are going to need to think a lot more in the years to come, that is for sure.
It will move you, and if I had to choose one feature of a good book, that should be it.
If you ever wondered if we could build a better system with what we've got, if we can together turn the odds of the future economy in our favour and build more just and stable system
then this book is definitely something you should read.
Only when you read it, it will hit you. Our world is increasingly approaching the Fermi paradox “Great Filter” and the biggest problems are upon us: possible World War, Climate Change catastrophe, job destruction by automation followed by fake political systems, and an inadequate economic system that leads to wrong wealth distribution.
Even worse, it seems everything is hitting us at the same time. Now, in that conundrum of issues, Gris is finding hidden connections and unties the Gordian knot by presenting quite interesting solutions.
If nothing else, this is the book you will think about long after you finish reading.
What excited me about this book is that it presents a solution that is both systematic and personal, and most importantly - doable! At first glance, the title may leave you in doubt, but as you read on everything starts to makes sense. In the current atmosphere of conflict, fear and helplessness, this book has given me the much needed feeling of hope.
Sure, there is room for improvement with better proofreading and perhaps a slightly different chapter order to make it even more easy to understand, but I've still given a five star rating and I highly recommend it because of the invaluable idea it presents.