The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee


A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) examine how electronic know-how is reworking our paintings and our lives.

in recent times, Google’s self reliant autos have logged hundreds of thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the easiest human Jeopardy! gamers. electronic technologies―with undefined, software program, and networks at their core―will within the close to destiny diagnose ailments extra thoroughly than medical professionals can, follow huge, immense info units to rework retailing, and attain many projects as soon as thought of uniquely human.

In The moment desktop Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee―two thinkers on the vanguard in their field―reveal the forces using the reinvention of our lives and our economic system. because the complete influence of electronic applied sciences is felt, we are going to discover big bounty within the kind of magnificent own expertise, complex infrastructure, and near-boundless entry to the cultural goods that increase our lives.

Amid this bounty can also be wrenching switch. Professions of all kinds―from attorneys to truck drivers―will be without end upended. businesses can be compelled to remodel or die. fresh monetary signs replicate this shift: fewer everyone is operating, and wages are falling at the same time productiveness and earnings soar.

Drawing on years of analysis and up to date traits, Brynjolfsson and McAfee establish the easiest techniques 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 energy with human ingenuity, and embracing rules that make feel in a notably reworked landscape.

A essentially confident ebook, The moment desktop Age alters how we expect approximately problems with technological, societal, and monetary progress.

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