It’s Been a While, I know…

I am in the midst of my second straight year of unemployment, the price I pay for being a management type over 50 in a down economy, and I have admittedly been depressed off and on since it all began.

There is no light at the end of the tunnel yet, and my savings are running out, but there is some reason for cheer.

A network has actually expressed some interest in an idea for a documentary/political reality show I have developed. Getting someone to listen is actually the hardest thing, and I have at least crossed that most difficult threshold.

Beyond that, even the small interest being shown gives me something of a release because I CREATED SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE AT A NETWORK LIKES!

It will probably never go much beyond discussion, but it gives a glimmer of hope.

The last time I was here I began to discuss what comes after capitalism, or at least what will be the next phase of capitalism in the United States as we watch as technology increases industrial capacity and decreases the demand for labor. The Japanese have made great strides in robotics applied to house cleaning and other tasks that might go to low paid workers — and even highly paid factory workers!

New developments in technology are going to make “the office” disappear and along with it jos in commercial real estate, fast food, office supplies and automobiles.

Yes, as technology advances exponentially, we all will have more lesiure time, and we’ll have to get paid for it if we are to keep consuming…

The outlines of this new relaity are becoming clearer to me, and I want to discuss them here.

I apologize for giving in to depression and staying away, but I’m back and I hope to stay!

— Writeside

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