Four Futures

planted: 04/04/2020last tended: 12/02/2022
Peter Frase

I enjoyed this. Looking at four possible socio-economic futures through the lens of science fiction.

They are: communism, socialism, rentism, and exterminism.

Frase uses two intersecting spectrums to explore the potential futures he discusses. On the one hand, we have a spectrum running from inequality to hierarchy. On the other, we have scarcity to abundance. Mapping across these spectrums, Frase ends up outlining a typology of four futures: communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism.

Four futures: life after capitalism | openDemocracy

Finished: April/May 2017.

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