We are losing a way of distributing participation in society (everyone should have a meaningful role in their own judgement) and the distribution of income from that participation. The machine software ensemble can produce the things that people need but Increasingly does not pay them for that production.
I wonder if this is the logical end result of late stage capitalism, that is, to atomize society into a consuming horde which has no internal loyalties or human bonds. We are being reduced to an economic throughput engine and nothing else. There needs to be a revolt against the system to upend the consumerization of human beings and the commoditization of labor.
I like sangha as a concept of community - a group that supports each other
"The machine software ensemble can produce the things that people need but Increasingly does not pay them for that production."
I think this deserves qualification --- the "machine software ensemble" can *unsustainably* produce what our present, *way too big* / *unsustainable* global population level needs. But there's no where to go but biosphere+social collapse along this trajectory.
One way or the other, we need far fewer humans...
Also, it's worth asking ourselves what we believe about humans before agriculture (i.e., hunter-gatherer tribes), and whether or not those beliefs are founded or unfounded; truths or myths.