Several weeks ago the New Yorker magazine ran a cover with a human beggar receiving tips from robots hurrying to their next appointment. The cover has received a lot of attention not simply due to unease about the new economics of automation but also how work is intrinsic to how most people view their identity and purpose in life.
New archeological data and advances in genomic science reveal that the Bushmen have been around an extraordinary amount of time. As hunter-gatherers, they have lived more or less the same way for close to 100,000 years, or 95% of the time Homo Sapiens has inhabited earth.
What lessons can 2017 Homo Sapiens learn from arguably the world's oldest continual culture? The Augmented City interviewed Dr. Suzman about the Khoisan, their ideas of work, wealth and community, and how some of those ideas might apply to our hyperconnected, AI-powered, non-sustainable lifestyles.