The first three chapters which lay out the scenario of mass worker displacement by robots are quite interesting. After that, the book descends into bad science fiction and presents many fundamentally objectionable and downright creepy ideas as obviously wonderful and desirable.
The book was written to paint a picture of what the author views as the perfect society. Unfortunately, many readers (me among them) will fundamentally disagree in a philosophical sense.
Additionally, the extremely poor writing of the latter two-thirds of the book doesn’t help. The author was wonderful when talking about a dystopian society in beginning, but got seemingly less and less skilled as he got wrapped up in his dream society towards the end.
- I have read this book. According to my records, I completed it on November 9, 2014.