In our increasingly divided world, the wealthiest one percent live in a world of their own. For the time being, they still need the lower classes -- to build their houses, grow their food, and buy the products made by the machines they own. But as automation progresses -- as we invent ever more versatile machines to fulfil all these functions -- that time is drawing to a close.
This book reveals the trends and developments that are about to make us obsolete, and exposes the vested interests behind them. But the end is not yet inevitable: Shakarian shows how we can stand up to an elite that thinks of us as nothing more than tools.