I read an article recently in which several sci-fi authors and others had made predictions back in the 60’s as to what life would be like around the present time.
One of the things that struck me was that several of them predicted that our work week would be shorter (hopeful motherfuckers) and that most of our work would be done by machines or robots.
At first, I thought they were sort of right. Machines have made our lives simpler in a lot of ways, and computers pretty much run everything…but then I started thinking of all those third-world people who actually do most of “our” menial labor for pennies a day, and I became ashamed.
What a sad reflection on the human race that we “use” our fellow human beings that way.