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The Resource A world without work : technology, automation, and how we should respond, Daniel Susskind

A world without work : technology, automation, and how we should respond, Daniel Susskind

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A world without work : technology, automation, and how we should respond
Title
A world without work
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technology, automation, and how we should respond
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Susskind
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Language
eng
Summary
From the mechanical looms to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly but relentlessly take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems -- how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish
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Susskind, Daniel
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Automation
  • Technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Social change
Target audience
adult
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A world without work : technology, automation, and how we should respond, Daniel Susskind
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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p2251412712
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241321096
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Label
A world without work : technology, automation, and how we should respond, Daniel Susskind
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251412712
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
325 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241321096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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