Livability in a working world

John Maynard Keynes place a simple thesis: Due to the fast advances in technology, our efficiency per hour will increase significantly and therefore we pretty much won't have to work in about 100 years. Sounds great, doesn't it?

That was 1930. And how is that working out for you? How many minutes do you work per week?

On the one hand productivity indeed increased a lot. In-between 1991 and 2012 22,7% alone.

On the other side we are still working 40-hour-weeks.

Don't get me wrong here, work is great, when it's fun, when it challenges you and when you can learn a lot. It makes our life richer.

But still, more productivity means less working time. Something must have gone wrong. Or the right way? That probably depends on the perspective. Many people with a lot of time on their hands, can be dangerous.

For you as an individual this is not so important. But maybe you can find your sweet spot in between the 40-hour and 40-minute work week.