Opinion

A look to the future and the future of the center

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Protesters standing behind barricades along Rio’s main avenue, Rio Branco. Photo: Antonio Scorza

Technological development has trampled everything humanity was once used to. Knowledge multiplies at an astounding pace and breaks paradigms in the economy and in society. This time, the reallocation of labor is not the question, commerce and services have simply been reinvented into a quick sequence of clicks straight from one’s living room sofa. Obsolescence is on the horizon, and even Uber—the last resort of the desperate worker—will eventually replace their labor force with self-driving cars. The precarity of employment takes away people’s income and their pride, and this fear and resentment have overflowed into politics.

In 2019, the...

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