I came across this splendid little story called Zero Hours about a future London where 19 year old Nicki is a zero hours contractor in the year 2023. It’s a cracking short story which along with this Channel 4 News article about property in London being bought up by wealthy overseas property buyers set my little brain ticking over. After all, London feels like not only another country now, but an entirely different world and one I’m not especially keen on.
Picture though the vision of London in this story; a city where people bid to do jobs and the lowest bidder wins. Like a lot of science fiction it’s not too far removed from probability, and with the way things are going we’ll get there sooner rather than later.
So imagine this future London, it’s not that far-fetched.