The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a by Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

By Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

A brand new York occasions BestsellerA revolution is less than way.In fresh years, Google’s self reliant automobiles have logged hundreds of thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the simplest human Jeopardy! gamers. electronic technologies—with undefined, software program, and networks at their core—will within the close to destiny diagnose ailments extra adequately than medical professionals can, practice huge, immense information units to remodel retailing, and achieve many projects as soon as thought of uniquely human.

In the second one computing device Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee — thinkers on the vanguard in their field—reveal the forces riding the reinvention of our lives and our financial system. because the complete effect of electronic applied sciences is felt, we are going to detect giant bounty within the kind of wonderful own expertise, complicated infrastructure, and near-boundless entry to the cultural goods that improve our lives.

Amid this bounty may also be wrenching swap. Professions of all kinds--from attorneys to truck drivers--will be ceaselessly upended. businesses could be compelled to rework or die. fresh financial signs mirror this shift: fewer individuals are operating, and wages are falling while productiveness and earnings soar.

Drawing on years of analysis and up to date developments, Brynjolfsson and McAfee establish the simplest concepts for survival and provide a brand new route to prosperity. those contain revamping schooling in order that it prepares humans for the following economic climate rather than the final one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing strength with human ingenuity, and embracing rules that make feel in a notably remodeled landscape.

A essentially positive ebook, the second one computer Age will regulate how we predict approximately problems with technological, societal, and financial development.

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