A New Definition of Work and Leisure Under Advanced Technology

  • Otto Neuloh


THE late President Kennedy has said that ‘it is necessary to face all the implications of a highly complex and constantly evolving technology. This means accepting scientific and technological progress as beneficial to the entire human community’. He also noted that it is necessary ‘to make automation the servant, rather than the master of the American people’.I


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  1. 1.
    Letter to John I. Snyder dated November 30, 1962, A Report to the President of the United States American Foundation on Automation and Employment Inc.Google Scholar
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    W. A. Faunce, ‘Automation and Leisure’, in H. B. Jacobson and J. S. Roucek, Automation and Society New York: Philosophical Library, 1959, pp. 302–3.Google Scholar
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    Ida Hoos, Automation in the Office Washington D.C. Public Affairs Press, 1961.Google Scholar
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    W. A. Faunce, op. cit. p. 304.Google Scholar
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    Ibid. pp. 300–1.Google Scholar
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    J. Fourastié, Le Grand Espoir du XXesiècle Paris, 1963.Google Scholar
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    G. Friedman, Industrial Society Glencoe, Ill., Free Press, 1955.Google Scholar
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    W. A. Faunce, op. cit. pp. 301, 303.Google Scholar

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© International Institute for Labour Studies 1966

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