Can Worker Co-ops Make the Tech Sector More Equitable?
The crowdwork sector is dominated by low-paid gigs—can communally run companies make these jobs sustainable?
If you believe the doomsayers, Big Tech seems destined to render our jobs obsolete by roboticizing capitalism with legions of worker drones. But grappling with new frontiers of tech-driven work platforms like Uber shouldn’t mean walling ourselves off from innovation. Some labor-oriented technologists are trying to build alternative platforms, by retooling tech labor as a socialist enterprise.