Mason is not alone in believing that humanity is on the cusp of a profound technological revolution, of course. What makes his analysis distinctive, however, is the way he fuses an account of the technological mutations of what used to be called “late capitalism” with an attempt to identify, as Engels put it in the late 19th century, the “midwife of the old society pregnant with a new one.” This won’t be the industrial working class, as Marx and Engels thought, but what Mason calls the “network.” By creating millions of networked people, Mason writes, “info-capitalism has created a new agent of change in history: the educated and connected human being.”

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Great interview in Prospect about Paul Mason’s latest book ‘Postcapitalism: a guide to our future’

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