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Rise of the robots : technology and the threat of a jobless future / Martin Ford.

Ford, Martin, author. (Author).
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APLS-Decatur 331.13 FOR RIS (Text) 34207002025287 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 331.13 FOR (Text) 33118000176742 Adult: New Book Checked out 10/08/2016
Rochester Library 331.13 FOR (Text) 33187004041519 Nonfiction - R Available -

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  • ISBN: 0465097537
  • ISBN: 9780465097531
  • Physical Description: xviii, 334 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2016]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The automation wave -- Is this time different? -- Information technology: an unprecedented force for disruption -- White-collar jobs at risk -- Transforming higher eduction -- The health care challenge -- Technologies and industries of the future -- Consumers, limits to growth...and crisis? -- super-intelligence and the singularity -- Toward a new economic paradigm -- Conclusion.
Summary, etc.: What 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 prospectsnot to mention those of our children as well as for society as a whole. Publisher's marketing.
Subject: Labor supply > Effect of automation on.
Labor supply > Effect of technological innovations on.
Employment forecasting.
Technological innovations > Economic aspects.

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