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The Neoteny Epidemic

“Everything from casual dress codes to free office meals and the rise of remote work has been driven by Silicon Valley. But Silicon Valley’s biggest export, Robbins says, is the collapsing barrier between work and life. His latest book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, advocates for workplaces where people feel safe to take risks and practice vulnerability with their coworkers. (Kombucha on tap is not required.) But there’s a dark side. As the boundaries between work and life become more porous, everyone works all the time.”

Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture Everywhere | WIRED by Arielle Pardes (02.24.2020)

“…we are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will … get people to love their servitude. […] And there seems to be a general movement in the direction of this kind of ultimate revolution, a method of control by which a people can be made to enjoy a state of affairs by which any decent standard they ought not to enjoy.”

Aldous Huxley, “The Ultimate Revolution” (March 20, 1962) Berkeley Language Center – Speech Archive SA 0269