Video – The Second Machine Age – Thoughts on New Technologies

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After the publication of their book, the Second Machine Age,  Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson give an interview on their thoughts on the acceleration of technical progress and its impact on the economy, on the labor market and on education.

The first industrial revolution was an automation of physical tasks (steam machine). It helped to reduce physical efforts.The current industrial revolution is a cognitive revolution where due to rapid acquisition and accumulation of information, the machine can decide in place of men.

This will change dramatically the forms of labor. The two authors say that the change will  probably go faster than what we imagine. We will have to be reactive and proactive.

For information, visit their dedicated website http://www.secondmachineage.com/