The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Paperback (26 Jan 2016) | English

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In recent years, computers have learned to diagnose diseases, drive cars, write clean prose and win game shows. Advances like these have created unprecedented economic bounty but in their wake median income has stagnated and employment levels have fallen. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee reveal the technological forces driving this reinvention of the economy and chart a path towards future prosperity. Businesses and individuals, they argue, must learn to race with machines. Drawing on years of research, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies and policies for doing so. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will radically alter how we think about issues of technological, societal and economic progress.

Book information

ISBN: 9780393350647
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Imprint: W.W. Norton and Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4833
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13619
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 272g
Height: 142mm
Width: 211mm
Spine width: 27mm