Future Artisan Society – crafts and cottage industry as the option to automation and unemployment

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Mass unemployment due to automation – this has been an upcoming problem predicted for a long time due to Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. What to do with the millions of factory workers, office workers, farm workers, shop keepers, even general practitioners, and other professions who will suddenly find themselves being replaced by robots or online versions of traditional brick and mortar establishments? Surprisingly, alongside Universal Basic Income (where the government gives everybody money to stay at home), TPTB have also looked into developing an artisan and crafts-based cottage industry society, where people have much more free time to do the things they love. It sounds utopian, but it’s definitely better than the other options out there…

Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix FZ300/FZ330 with a Polaroid UV lens.
On location in the Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia.


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