Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT and co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book , co-authored with Andrew McAfee. He argues we are entering a new age of economic activity dominated by smart machines and computers. Neither dystopian or utopian, Brynjolfsson sees this new age as one of possibility and challenge. He is optimistic that with the right choices and policy responses, the future will have much to celebrate.
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About this week’s guest:
About ideas and people mentioned in this podcast episode:Books:
- The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee at Amazon.com.
Podcast Episodes, Videos, and Blog Entries:
- Tyler Cowen on Inequality, the Future, and Average is Over. EconTalk.
- Hanson on the Technological Singularity. EconTalk.
- Kelly on the Future, Productivity, and the Quality of Life. EconTalk.
- Joel Mokyr on Growth, Innovation, and Stagnation. EconTalk.
- Kaplan on the Inequality and the Top 1%. EconTalk.
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