A World Without Work by Daniel Susskind audiobook

A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond

By Daniel Susskind
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Macmillan Audio 9781250173515
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From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work. From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced. But as acclaimed economist Daniel Susskind demonstrates in A World Without Work, this time really is different: today’s breakthroughs in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. The threat of technological unemployment is now real. This is not necessarily a bad thing, Susskind emphasizes. Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of mankind’s oldest problems: how to make sure that everyone has enough to live on. But enjoying that prosperity will require planning for the economic disruption to com--and finding meaning in a world where work is no longer the center of our lives.

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From an Oxford economist, a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work.

From mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computers, new technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. For centuries, such fears have been misplaced. But as acclaimed economist Daniel Susskind demonstrates in A World Without Work, this time really is different: today’s breakthroughs in artificial intelligence mean that all kinds of jobs are increasingly at risk. The threat of technological unemployment is now real.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, Susskind emphasizes. Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of mankind’s oldest problems: how to make sure that everyone has enough to live on. But enjoying that prosperity will require planning for the economic disruption to com--and finding meaning in a world where work is no longer the center of our lives.

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Author Bio: Daniel Susskind

Author Bio: Daniel Susskind

Daniel Susskind is the coauthor of The Future of the Professions, named as one of the best books of the year by the London Financial Times, New Scientist, and the Times Literary Supplement. He is a fellow in economics at Balliol College, Oxford. Previously, he was a policy adviser for the prime minister’s strategy unit and a senior adviser in the cabinet office of the British government.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English