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- DescriptionIn recent years, Google's automous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital techlogies-with hardware, software, and networks at their core-will in the near future diagse diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply ermous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee-two thinkers at the forefront of their field-reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our ecomy. As the full impact of digital techlogies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal techlogy, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds-from lawyers to truck drivers-will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent ecomic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next ecomy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues of techlogical, societal, and ecomic progress.
- Author BiographyErik Brynjolfsson is the director of the MIT Center for Digital Business and one of the most cited scholars in information systems and economics. He is a cofounder of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, along with Andrew McAfee. He and McAfee are the only people named to both the Thinkers 50 list of the world's top management thinkers and the Politico 50 group of people transforming American politics. Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at the MIT Center for Digital Business and the author of Enterprise 2.0. He is a cofounder of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, along with Erik Brynjolfsson. He and Brynjolfsson are the only people named to both the Thinkers 50 list of the world's top management thinkers and the Politico 50 group of people transforming American politics.
- Author(s)Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson
- PublisherWW Norton & Co
- Date of Publication18/02/2014
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWW Norton & Co
- Content Noteblack & white line drawings, figures, graphs
- Weight510 g
- Width165 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine28 mm
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