Euphoria is grappling with a key tension in modern western democracies: how can we stop desiring the thing that will bring about our own destruction, namely endless economic growth in an increasingly automated world?
It’s the word salad, the unthinking collection of cute phrases.
Sure, growth is regarded, over there in the green left, as being simply wrong and dangerous. That they’re wrong is neither here nor there. Automation, well, we’ve been doing that for millennia and also, yes, people do worry about that, not all of them Luddites. #
But what’s the connection there, other than word salad? “endless economic growth in an increasingly automated world?” it’s just “fasionable phrase, fashionable phrase” isn’t it.