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Surviving the Machine Age

Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • 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.       

Keywords

  • Science and Technology Studies
  • STS
  • Emerging Technology
  • Robots
  • Technological Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Technological Unemployment
  • Labor Economics

Editors and Affiliations

  • New York Institute of Technology, New York, USA

    Kevin LaGrandeur

  • University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, USA

    James J. Hughes

About the editors

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.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Surviving the Machine Age

  • Book Subtitle: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work

  • Editors: Kevin LaGrandeur, James J. Hughes

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51165-8

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-51164-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-84584-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-51165-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 166

  • Topics: Science and Technology Studies

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USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-51165-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)