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Surviving the Machine Age

Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work

Editors: LaGrandeur, Kevin, Hughes, James J. (Eds.)

  • Appeals to readers interested in what effects emerging technology might have on the future of employment—both positive and negative
  • Addresses key question of whether emerging technologies will make employment over the next couple of decades fundamentally different than the previous two centuries
  • Brings together leading academics in the fields of science and technology studies, philosophy, ethics, economics and business administration
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About this book

This book examines the current state of the technologically-caused unemployed, and attempts to answer the question of how to proceed into an era beyond technological unemployment. Beginning with an overview of the most salient issues, the experts collected in this work present their own novel visions of the future and offer suggestions for adapting to a more symbiotic economic relationship with AI. These suggestions include different modes of dealing with education, aging workers, government policies, and the machines themselves. Ultimately, they lay out a whole new approach to economics, one in which we learn to merge with and adapt to our increasingly intelligent creations.       

About the authors

Kevin LaGrandeur is Professor at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), USA and a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. He is an expert in technology and culture and also has a degree in economics.  His book Artificial Slaves won the 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize.  

James J. Hughes is Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET) and a sociologist. He authored Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. He is also the editor of the 2014 special issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology on technological unemployment.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: An Overview of Emerging Technology and Employment in the Early Twenty-First Century

    LaGrandeur, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • Is Technological Unemployment Real? An Assessment and a Plea for Abundance Economics

    Swan, Melanie

    Pages 19-33

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  • Creative Destruction: Emerging Technology and the Changing Course of Job Creation

    Clark, James P.

    Pages 35-50

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  • Employment in the Age of Em: Simulated Brains and the Economics of Labor

    Hanson, Robin

    Pages 51-62

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  • Building a Post-work Utopia: Technological Unemployment, Life Extension, and the Future of Human Flourishing

    Danaher, John

    Pages 63-82

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Buy this book

eBook 76,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51165-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51164-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surviving the Machine Age
Book Subtitle
Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work
Editors
  • Kevin LaGrandeur
  • James J. Hughes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51165-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51165-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51164-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 166
Topics