Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future

November 2, 2012

Technology will render human toil unnecessary; whether that renders humans unnecessary is up to us.

Chilling for its plausibility, Manna is a short story about how technology will replace not only blue- but white-collar jobs. The author gives two alternate histories of how this may play out, each depending on weighty decisions we as a society will be forced to make about the purpose of work and people.