Capitalism and Automation: Revolution in Technology and Capitalist Breakdown

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9780745303703: Capitalism and Automation: Revolution in Technology and Capitalist Breakdown

The computer has already revolutionized many aspects of our working lives. How far has this revolution yet to run? Will human labour no longer be needed in the future? And if so, what will be the effect on the development of our society? Ramin Ramtin explores these questions in his study of the computer. He considers how the micro-chip may eventually have repercussions that go beyond easing the office work-load and argues convincingly that technological change will affect our political as well as our economic systems. Marxian theory is used to explain the nature and character of technology and challenge traditional assumptions concerning the use of technology. The theory of capitalist breakdown is explored and expanded upon within this context.

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