Solving the problems of unconstrained technological innovation

Three models of inclusive society

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Abstract

The recommendations in this thesis are relevant for research and consultancy firms specialized in social aspects of technology. The problem that is analyzed is how in the future society can remain inclusive, when faced with the problems of technological innovation and the possibility of it causing technological unemployment. Researching such societal problems is the goal of this thesis, and the results may be interesting for those (for example in consultancy firms) who seek to widen the concept of "inclusive society", by including ideas of what meaningful participation and individual autonomy could entail. For example, in the third model of inclusive society, maintaining individual autonomy includes providing civil society with true freedom for self-development. The discussion of how individual autonomy in this sense could be maintained, is closely related to the way work is funded, and how productivity gains in the economy are distributed to finance more work.