The Second Machine Age Work Progress And Prosperity In A Time Of Brilliant Technologies


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A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and our lives. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age alters how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

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Author by Erik Brynjolfsson
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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The Second Machine Age Work Progress And Prosperity In A Time Of Brilliant Technologies


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A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

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Author by Erik Brynjolfsson
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The Second Machine Age


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A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power with human ingenuity.

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Author by Erik Brynjolfsson
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Machine Platform Crowd Harnessing Our Digital Future


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“A clear and crisply written account of machine intelligence, big data and the sharing economy. But McAfee and Brynjolfsson also wisely acknowledge the limitations of their futurology and avoid over-simplification.” —Financial Times In The Second Machine Age, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson predicted some of the far-reaching effects of digital technologies on our lives and businesses. Now they’ve written a guide to help readers make the most of our collective future. Machine | Platform | Crowd outlines the opportunities and challenges inherent in the science fiction technologies that have come to life in recent years, like self-driving cars and 3D printers, online platforms for renting outfits and scheduling workouts, or crowd-sourced medical research and financial instruments.

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Author by Andrew McAfee
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ISBN Number 9780393254303

Theory And Design In The Second Machine Age


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A major figure throws down the gauntlet before his colleagues. Pawley, a European architectural critic and correspondent, points out the facts of postmodern built environments--pollution, resource depletion, urban paralysis, a global information network--and accuses architects of leaving the field to commercial interests. A sequel to Reyner Banheim's Theory and design in the first machine age (1960). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Author by Martin Pawley
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ISBN Number 0631158286

Race Against The Machine


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Examines how information technologies are affecting jobs, skills, wages, and the economy.

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Author by Erik Brynjolfsson
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ISBN Number 9780984725113

More From Less


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From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a paradigm-shifting argument “full of fascinating information and provocative insights” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—demonstrating that we are increasing prosperity while using fewer natural resources. Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down forests, polluting the air and water, and endlessly using up resources. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the focus has been on radically changing course: reducing our consumption, tightening our belts, and learning to share and reuse. Is that argument correct? Absolutely not. In More from Less, McAfee argues that to solve our ecological problems we should do the opposite of what a decade of conventional wisdom suggests. Rather than reduce and conserve, we should rely on the cost-consciousness built into capitalism and the streamlining miracles of technology to create a more efficient world. America—a large, high-tech country that accounts for about 25% of the global economy—is now generally using less of most resources year after year, even as its economy and population continue to grow. What’s more, the US is polluting the air and water less, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and replenishing endangered animal populations. And, as McAfee shows, America is not alone. Other countries are also transforming themselves in fundamental ways. What has made this turnabout possible? One thing, primarily: the collaboration between technology and capitalism, although good governance and public awareness have also been critical. McAfee does warn of issues that haven’t been solved, like global warming, overfishing, and communities left behind as capitalism and tech progress race forward. But overall, More from Less is a revelatory and “deeply engaging” (Booklist) account of how we’ve stumbled into an unexpectedly better balance with nature—one that holds out the promise of more abundant and greener centuries ahead.

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Author by Andrew McAfee
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ISBN Number 9781982103583

Learn Or Die


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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation—to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and education with key research on high-performance businesses to create an actionable blueprint for becoming a leading-edge learning organization. Learn or Die examines the process of learning from an individual and an organizational standpoint. From an individual perspective, the book discusses the cognitive, emotional, motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral factors that promote better learning. Organizationally, Learn or Die focuses on the kinds of structures, culture, leadership, employee learning behaviors, and human resource policies that are necessary to create an environment that enables critical and innovative thinking, learning conversations, and collaboration. The volume also provides strategies to mitigate the reality that humans can be reflexive, lazy thinkers who seek confirmation of what they believe to be true and affirmation of their self-image. Exemplar learning organizations discussed include the secretive Bridgewater Associates, LP; Intuit, Inc.; United Parcel Service (UPS); W. L. Gore & Associates; and IDEO.

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Author by Edward D. Hess
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9780231538275

Only Humans Need Apply


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An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future. Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors? In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.

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Author by Thomas H. Davenport
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ISBN Number 9780062438607

The Race For Work


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Discover the secrets for thriving in a world being swept by automation! The rapid growth of technology and automation has changed the way we seek our work and find fulfillment—money, meaning and freedom. Those who don’t adapt are being trapped in the downward spiral of career stagnation, working harder and earning less, or losing their jobs altogether. People who understood how to win out over intelligent machines have found their dream jobs and career fulfillment. In this book you’ll learn: —Why your job is more at risk than you think. —Why being productive at your workplace does not help you succeed, and what you can do about it. —Why today’s capitalistic industry structure is going to get rid of most of the traditional jobs. —How to win the race against the intelligent machines that are taking our jobs. —How the Big 3 Technologies are opening up millions of dream jobs. —Why you are not an outsider to this party and how you can find your dream job irrespective of your current skills and experience. —The proven step-by-step method through which you can find your career fulfillment. Who should read this book? Technology professionals in their 20s & 30s: Are you wondering why you are not able to grow your career as much as you thought you could? In Chapter 1, you’ll understand the on-the-ground realities about how automation is taking away your growth prospects. In chapter 9, you’ll learn how to win the race against intelligent machines. In Chapter 13, you’ll lean the proven system to find your dream job in a fast- growing technology company that can take your career to new heights. Professionals in business support functions (HR, Sales & Marketing, Procurement, Finance etc.): Do you feel like you are stuck in a company that is not growing enough and you don’t know how to get into a fast-growing company? In chapter 8, you’ll learn how to find your dream job in any fast-growing technology company or any traditional company that exploits the Big 3 Technologies. Students: Are you considering getting another degree, as opposed to finding your dream job? Before you invest hundreds of thousands of dollars, read Chapter 12 to understand why credentials are becoming less valuable, even as degrees get more expensive. Read Chapter 13 to find your next job that transforms their career. Entrepreneurs: are you wondering if you made the right choice in developing your business idea? In chapters 2, 3, 6 and 7, you’ll find out whether your current business idea is worth pursuing or not. And if not, what course corrections you can make right now to grow your business exploiting the Big 3 Technologies. The tide has turned and emerging technologies are changing the face of business on a global scale. Will you ride the wave of change or be buried under it? Scroll up and get your copy now. Your success in life depends on it.

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Author by Bhoopathi Rapolu
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