Cover of: Rise of the Robots | Martin Ford
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Examines the effects of accelerating technology on the economic system.

"In Silicon Valley the phrase "disruptive technology" is tossed around on a casual basis. No one doubts that technology has the power to devastate entire industries and upend various sectors of the job market. But Rise of the Robots asks a bigger question: Can accelerating technology disrupt our entire economic system to the point where a fundamental restructuring is required? Companies like Facebook and YouTube may only need a handful of employees to achieve enormous valuations, but what will be the fate of those of us not lucky or smart enough to have gotten into the great shift from human labor to computation?"--

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Examines the effects of accelerating technology on the economic system.

In Silicon Valley the phrase "disruptive technology" is tossed around on a casual basis. No one doubts that technology has the power to devastate entire industries and upend various sectors of the job market. But Rise of the Robots asks a bigger question: Can accelerating technology disrupt our entire economic system to the point where a fundamental restructuring is required? Companies like Facebook and YouTube may only need a handful of employees to achieve enormous valuations, but what will be the fate of those of us not lucky or smart enough to have gotten into the great shift from human labor to computation?

Table of Contents

The automation wave
Is this time different?
Information technology : an unprecedented force for disruption
White-collar jobs at risk
Transforming higher education
The health care challenge
Consumers, limits to growth ... and crisis?
Super-intelligence and the singularity
Toward a new economic paradigm.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-315) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
331.13/7042
Library of Congress
HD6331 .F58 2015

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 334 pages
Number of pages
334

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26887324M
ISBN 10
0465059996
ISBN 13
9780465059997
LC Control Number
2014041327
OCLC/WorldCat
888557104
Wikidata
Q47228156
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