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Rise of the robots [GRPL Book Club] : technology and the threat of a jobless future / Martin Ford.

Rise of the robots [GRPL Book Club] : technology and the threat of a jobless future

Ford, Martin (Martin R.), author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780465097531 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0465097537 : PAP
  • Physical Description: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-315) and index.
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 prospects-not to mention those of our children-as well as for society as a whole."-- Amazon.com.
Subject: Labor supply > Effect of automation on.
Labor supply > Effect of technological innovations on.
Employment forecasting.
Technological innovations > Economic aspects.

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