Identity politics is in vogue at the moment, there are hoards of people all over the world banding together to fight a common enemy, whether they’re on the fringes of the radical right or blissfully skipping around the left; both camps are extremely invested in their respective ideologies. I’ve got this theory that the reason why identity politics is so prevalent nowadays is that most of us lack purpose in our lives and in some respects the closest we can get to that is our jobs and politics. I’m sure you’ve been in the position where someone’s asked you what you do and you automatically reply with your occupation. The issue here is, what happens in 10-20 years when automation ramps up and entry level jobs are gobbled up by bots and AI, what will your answer be then? The book above – ‘Inventing The Future; Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ – hopes to answer that very question and when I find out I’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime get curious, learn a new language, brush on your cooking skills or simply volunteer your time for charity; but whatever you do don’t get caught sleeping on the wheel, the future is coming.