The Second Machine Age (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2014-01-20
Förlag
WW Norton & Co
Illustrationer
black & white line drawings, figures, graphs
Dimensioner
241 x 165 x 25 mm
Vikt
498 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780393239355
The Second Machine Age (inbunden)

The Second Machine Age

Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

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In recent years, Google's autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies-with hardware, software, and networks at their core-will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous 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 economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, 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 economic 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 economy 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 technological, societal, and economic progress.
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  1. Mycket intressant bok
    Hasse, 10 oktober 2014

    Denna bok kan man nästan tro är en science fiction roman fastän den handlar om verkligheten. Den är mycket läsvärd för att den berättar om den digitala världen på ett målande sätt.

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"Information technology is the foundation of the next industrial revolution. Its often unarticulated dark side has been the widening of the economic divide. In this book, McAfee and Brynjolfsson do a masterful job of exploring both the promise of computer technology and its profound societal impact." -- Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk "My favorite book so far of 2014. Both hopeful...and realistic." -- Joshua Kim - Inside Higher Education "Optimistic and intriguing." -- Steven Pearlstein - The Washington Post "Excellent." -- Clive Cook - Bloomberg "Maddeningly reasonable and readable." -- Thomas Claburn - InformationWeek "Fascinating." -- Andrew Leonard - Salon "Brynjolfsson and McAfee do an amazing job of explaining the progression of technology, giving us a glimpse of the future, and explaining the economics of these advances. And they provide sound policy prescriptions. Their book could also have been titled Exponential Economics 101-it is a must-read." -- Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and author of The Immigrant Exodus "The Second Machine Age helps us all better understand the new age we are entering, an age in which by working with the machine we can unleash the full power of human ingenuity. This provocative book is both grounded and visionary, with highly approachable economic analyses that add depth to their vision. A must-read." -- John Seely Brown, coauthor of The Power of Pull and A New Culture of Learning "After reading this book, your world view will be flipped: you'll see that collective intelligence will come not only from networked brains but also from massively connected and intelligent machines. In the near future, the best job to have will be the one you would do for free." -- Nicholas Negroponte, cofounder of the MIT Media Lab, founder of One Laptop per Child, and author of Being Digital "New technologies may bring about our economic salvation or they may threaten our very livelihoods...or they may do both. Brynjolfsson and McAfee have written an important book on the technology-driven opportunities and challenges we all face in the next decade. Anyone who wants to understand how amazing new technologies are transforming our economy should start here." -- Austan Goolsbee, professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers "In this optimistic book Brynjolfsson and McAfee clearly explain the bounty that awaits us from intelligent machines. But they argue that creating the bounty depends on finding ways to race with the machine rather than racing against the machine. That means people like me need to build machines that are easy to master and use. Ultimately, those who embrace the new technologies will be the ones who benefit most." -- Rodney Brooks, chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics, Inc "Brynjolfsson and McAfee take us on a whirlwind tour of innovators and innovations around the world. But this isn't just casual sightseeing. Along the way, they describe how these technological wonders came to be, why they are important, and where they are headed." -- Hal Varian, chief economist at Google "Technology is overturning the world's economies, and The Second Machine Age is the best explanation of this revolution yet written." -- Kevin Kelly, senior maverick for Wired and author of What Technology Wants "What globalization was to the economic debates of the late 20th century, technological change is to the early 21st century. Long after the financial crisis and great recession have receded, the issues raised in this important book will be central to our lives and our politics." -- Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University "Brynjolfsson and McAfee are right: we are on the cusp of a dramatically different w

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Erik 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.