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The Future of Techno-disruption in Gig Economy Workforces: Challenging the Dialogue with Fictional Abstracts

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In this article we explore near-future of the pervasive computing, AI, and HCI in the context of the disruptive potential of technologies on workers in the on-demand gig economy. Using fictional abstracts, the authors muse on dystopian case studies of: independent contractors, last-mile couriers, teachers, and creative professionals. This article serves as base for critical reflections on: 1) the need for multidisciplinary approaches when tackling broader and far-reaching societal implications of digital technology in the gig economy, and 2) the potential role of fictional abstracts in the design process of future digital technologies.
Udgivelsesår19 nov. 2019
StatusUdgivet - 19 nov. 2019


  • AI, Gig economy, HCI, autonomous vehicles, creativity, design fiction, drones, ethics, existentialism, fictional abstracts, future studies, human security, justice, logistics, pervasive computing, ubicomp

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