Marxism teaches that the development of technology leads to the new forms of social and economic orders. There have been already primitive communism, slavery, feudalism and now the capitalism is the main form of community and when technology development will reach new phase, then the socialism and communism will be established.
Current developments in robotics, automation, software technology, artificial intelligence and artificial general intelligence raise questions what can be done with these developments and whether people will be able to compete with machines and AI? Do these developments enough for the phase transition from the capitalism to the postcapitalism?
My main questions are:
- Why people hate so much the socialism and communism as the possible future of our society? They usually point to the failed communist states, but I usually reply that these states implemented "crude communism" (unnatural introduction of socialism and communism in society where technology have not reached necessary maturity) - form against which Marx already warned. Why people so much hate the true socialism and communism?
- Why people so much neglect increased social support in societies where technology take over many jobs? Why people is so much against increased unemployment benefits, life long education and additional support for unemployed to get new knowledge and to strive for more intellectually demanding jobs? Why people neglect that social economic phase transition in society can be quite costly from the humanitarian point of view and that social democracy can reduce those costs?
Why there is so much hatred against robotics, artificial general intelligence and society transformation that can be achieved with this?
Of course, I have only anecdotal evidence of this neglect and hatred, but this neglect and hatred forms the important trend - which can be observed in Internet comments, in unpopularity of radical left parties and decline of social democrats. So - is there sociological explanation of this trend?