This chapter examines popular and academic concerns that advances in digital technology are driving a new wave of automation, threatening the future of human labor. The chapter proposes that these concerns conceal an underlying attachment to governance, whether the governance of the state (which becomes necessary in order to ameliorate the effects of automation) or willful, collective-governance (against which docile technology serves as a discursive foil). The antisocial thesis provides a warrant for identifying and contesting this call to governance.
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