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Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date July 12, 2016
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465097531
ISBN-10 0465097537
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
A New York Times Bestseller
Top Business Book of 2015 at Forbes
One of NBCNews.com 12 Notable Science and Technology Books of 2015

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.


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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (May 5, 2015)
9780465059997 | details & prices | 334 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.99
About: Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardA New York Times BestsellerTop Business Book of 2015 at ForbesOne of NBCNews.
Paperback
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from Basic Books (July 12, 2016)
9780465097531 | details & prices | 352 pages | List price $16.99
About: Winner of the 2015 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardA New York Times BestsellerTop Business Book of 2015 at ForbesOne of NBCNews.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781480574724 Book cover for 9781480574779
 
With Jeff Cummings (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (May 5, 2015)
9781480574724 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $29.99
About: In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day.
With Jeff Cummings (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (May 5, 2015)
9781480574779 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.17 lbs | List price $14.99
About: In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day.
Cassette/Spoken Word
With John Archambault | from Silver Burdett Pr (January 1, 1997); titled "The Birth of a Whale"
9780382395680 | details & prices | List price $5.00
This edition also contains The Birth of a Whale
About: Beautiful full-color artwork portrays the process of a mother whale giving birth to her child in the shadowy sea while the father whale sings along her side to comfort her, in a study based on the latest scientific information.

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