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Futureproof : 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

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'Kevin Roose provides a clear, compelling strategy for surviving the next wave of technology with our jobs - and souls - intact... Futureproof is the survival guide you need' Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

In this timely, counterintuitive, and highly practical guide to the age of A.I. and automation, a New York Times technology columnist argues that the key to success is making yourself more human, not less.

The machines are here. After decades of sci-fi doomsaying and marketing hype, advanced A.I. and automation technologies have leapt out of research labs and Silicon Valley engineering departments and into the center of our lives. The world's biggest corporations are racing to automate jobs, and some experts predict that A.I could put millions of people out of work. But all is not lost. With a little effort, we can become futureproof. In Futureproof: 9 Rules for Machine-Age Humans, New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose lays out an optimistic vision of how people can thrive in the machine age by rethinking their relationship with technology, and making themselves irreplaceably human.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 30mm | 380g
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781529304732
  • 219,063

Review Text

PRAISE FOR YOUNG MONEY - If Kevin Roose's finely crafted Young Money does not scare you straight about the life of a young financial analyst on Wall Street, it can't be done. Roose's frolic through Wall Street's playpen is a must-read. House of Cards; Money and Power
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A concise, insightful and sophisticated guide to maintaining humane values in an age of new machines -- The New York Times Book Review While we need to rewrite the rules of the twenty-first-century economy, Kevin's book is a great look at how people can do this on a personal level to always put humanity first -- Andrew Yang Lightly written and engaging * The Times * Kevin Roose provides a clear, compelling strategy for surviving the next wave of technology with our jobs - and souls - intact... Futureproof is the survival guide you need. * Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit * AI will be a far bigger game changer for the world than COVID-19. And unless we start thinking and planning for it far more seriously now, we will be in even greater peril. Futureproof is a brilliant book that explains what we need to do, all of us, right now * Anthony Seldon * Roose offers an upbeat, practical guide for dealing with "a world that is increasingly arranged by and for machines" . . . Helpful advice to quell workers' anxiety * Kirkus Reviews * PRAISE FOR YOUNG MONEY - If Kevin Roose's finely crafted Young Money does not scare you straight about the life of a young financial analyst on Wall Street, it can't be done. Roose's frolic through Wall Street's playpen is a must-read. * House of Cards; Money and Power * Despite all the press about Wall Street, the stories that don't usually get told are those of the recent college graduates who clamour for the chance to work 100 hour plus weeks at the big banks. Kevin Roose's new book, which follows a handful of analysts through the trials and tribulations of their early years on the Street, is a thoughtful exploration of their motivations and their experiences - and it's a great read. * The Smartest Guys in the Room and All the Devils are Here * A cautionary true-life tale, Young Money should be required reading for every college student who is contemplating a job on Wall Street. As for the rest of us, who remember Wall Street before 2008, Kevin Roose has provided a great window into how that world has changed-and how it hasn't. * The Predator's Ball * Highly entertaining and impressive ...Roose's captivating read is sure to appeal to readers young and old who are interested in the zeitgeist of Wall Street since the crash * Publisher's Weekly * [Young Money] offers a compelling glimpse of Wall Street in the post-2008 recession era...thought provoking, excellent book * Booklist * The young people who have flocked to Wall Street are often badly used, caught up in power struggles among middle management and little appreciated ... [Young Money] captures the daily indignities to which the junior capitalists are subjected * Kirkus Reviews *
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About Kevin Roose

Kevin Roose is a technology columnist for The New York Times and a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. He is the New York Times bestselling author of two books, Young Money and The Unlikely Disciple. He has been named in Forbes' "30 Under 30" and his work has been featured in The Best Business Writing, GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn.
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