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The Resource Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots

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Rise of the Robots
Title
Rise of the Robots
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The New York Times-bestselling guide to how automation is changing the economy, undermining work, and reshaping our livesWinner of Best Business Book of the Year awards from the Financial Times and from Forbes"Lucid, comprehensive, and unafraid...;an indispensable contribution to a long-running argument."—Los Angeles TimesWhat are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries-education and health care-that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself.The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren't going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole
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Ford, Martin
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dictionaries
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  • Business
  • Computer Technology
  • Technology
  • Nonfiction
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Rise of the Robots
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:76091d99-5243-4674-8c07-d4990852e158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781541698161
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optical disk
Label
Rise of the Robots
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:76091d99-5243-4674-8c07-d4990852e158
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781541698161
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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