Call it the post-employee economy: The digital revolution is creating billions of dollars of wealth in a second world without people…
Click here to view the entire report found in the Atlantic.
Next click here to view the Robotic Nation essays by Marshall Brain.
Also, here’s the description of his new book relating to this subject -
“Robots will soon begin taking human jobs in places like retail stores, fast food restaurants, construction sites and transportation. The key technology that will fuel the transition is inexpensive computer vision systems, and the number of human jobs at risk numbers in the tens of millions. More than half of the jobs in the United States could be eliminated.
With half of the jobs eliminated by robots, what happens to all the people who are out of work? Marshall Brain’s book Manna explores the possibilities and shows two contrasting outcomes, one filled with great hope and the other quite uncomfortable.
Join Marshall Brain, founder of HowStuffWorks.com, for a skillful step-by-step walk through the robotic transition, the collapse of the human job market that results and an surprising look at humanity’s future in a post-robotic world.
Then consider our options. Which vision of the future will society choose to follow?”
For more information, click on the book’s title “Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future”.
Here’s the description of yet another book relating to this subject -
“What will the economy of the future look like? Where will advancing technology, job automation, outsourcing and globalization lead? This groundbreaking book by a Silicon Valley computer engineer explores these questions and shows how accelerating technology is likely to have a highly disruptive influence on our economy in the near future–and may well already be a significant factor in the current global crisis. THE LIGHTS IN THE TUNNEL employs a powerful thought experiment to explore the economy of the future. An imaginary “tunnel of lights” is used to visualize the economic implications of the new technologies that are likely to appear in the coming years and decades. The book directly challenges conventional views of the future and illuminates the danger that lies ahead if we do not plan for the impact of rapidly advancing technology. It also shows how the economic realities of the future might offer solutions to issues such as poverty and climate change.”
For more information, click on the book’s title “The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future”. This book’s author is Martin Ford.
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