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    The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (CD-Audio) By (author) Erik Brynjolfsson, By (author) Andrew McAfee, Performed by Jeff Cummings

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    DescriptionA revolution is under way. 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 audiobook, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

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    The Second Machine Age
    Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Brynjolfsson, By (author) Andrew McAfee, Performed by Jeff Cummings
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    ISBN 13: 9781480577473
    ISBN 10: 1480577472

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.0
    BIC subject category V2: UBJ, PDR
    DC21: 303.483
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BIC subject category V2: KCM
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Abridged Dewey: 650
    LC classification: HB
    DC22: 303.483
    BISAC V2.8: COM079000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57870
    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000, BUS068000
    Thema V1.0: PDR, KCM, UBJ
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    Publication date
    20 January 2014