George Jetson's 9-Hour Workweek

And more dreams and nightmares of the future of work.
George Jetson's 9-Hour Workweek

As long as people have labored, they have dreamed of the day when they might be free of work. With the advent of new, labor- and time-saving technologies, that day has often appeared to be just around the corner. From Karl Marx to Kurt Vonnegut, here are a few modern predictions and fantasies about what our lives might be like in a world where we work less.