Considering “The Second Machine Age”
At the end of my five-part series “Working to 2025,” I said that I would follow-up after The Second Machine Age, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, hit the shelves. The book is out, I have read it, and, as promised, here are my comments. This book is worth reading, especially for anyone who does not work in the field of information technology.
The authors document in detail why we may be living through a period of history that, more than any other before, marks changes to human civilization. Only future generations will be able to look back in time and know if this is true, but there is enough evidence that everyone should sit up, take notice, and take part in shaping our future. While technology will evolve at a mind-boggling pace, and the benefits to society promise to be immense, the transition period will be…
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