Manualization - reclaiming humanity in the age of automation

Anders Kjærulff

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In general mankind seems hell-bend on automating ourselfs out of this world, celebrating the idea of humans free of the toil of labour, but also humans without a purpuse.
Everytime we automate something, a human is loosing a job, a task, they used to be masters of, reducing their feeling of selfworth and their source of income. Automation comes with a cost: Loss of agency.
The only way to regain this is reverse automation - aka manualisation - not for some sort of hippie-backtrip to the stone-age, but for health and satiesfaction of humankind - and for the environment: On this burning, climatechange-ridden planet we are short of allmost everything exept one giant resource: Humans.