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The Lights in the Tunnel - Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future

Author: Martin Ford
Organisation: Martin Ford
Publish Date: 2009
Country: Global
Sector: Technology
Type: Book
Language: English
Tags: Automation, Accelerating Technology, Economy, Job automation

What if technology progresses to the point where a substantial fraction of the jobs now performed by people are instead performed autonomously by machines or computers? Is that likely, or even possible? And if it is, what are the implications for our economy?

In this book, we are going to explore what increasing technological advancement, and in particular job automation, could mean to the economies of developed countries like the United States and also to the world economy as a whole. To do this, we are going to start by creating an imaginary simulation (or mental video game) that should provide some very useful insight into what we can expect in the future.

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