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    The Atlantic | Derek Thompson | 12/23/19 | 10 min
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    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this week
      5 months ago

      Better technology means higher expectations—and higher expectations create more work.

      Sadly reality. The more advanced we get, the more there is to do, the less time we actually have for ourselves.

    • vunderkind5 months ago

      I got physically exhausted reading this. Can't believe my last vacation was just last month.

    • Jessica6 months ago

      This was fascinating to read. Like some other articles on Readup, one overarching theme here is to slow down, in life, in everything. I know I always feel like there is more to do... I fall right in that trap.

      What does this history tell us about life in the 21st century? Bosses set hours and income, and workers adjust. When husbands controlled their wives’ schedules, they insisted on a clean and tidy home and a ready-made dinner; and their wives typically obliged. When today’s employers hire a full-time worker under modern labor laws, they insist on a 40-hour week, or more; and the worker typically obliges. It doesn’t matter whether technology stays the same, or improves by leaps and bounds.

      I’m super interested to see how this morphs with increasing creations in automation moving forward.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
        5 months ago

        Great find! The Self-Helper and the Socialist are both on to something. They really need to put their heads together!

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      5 months ago

      It’s hump day, so I’m reading about #work. This one’s solid.