Race Against the Machine: An Interview with Andrew McAfee

by Rachel Gertz

Steam power changed the transportation and manufacturing industries, but it didn’t affect those in accounting. Compare this to the implications of today’s boundless technology which aren’t limited to any particular industry at all.

A fascinating look at how technology has shaped our entire employment landscape; shifting us from a manufacturing based economy to an automated one and redefining jobs in the process. Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the MIT Sloan School of Management discusses the future role of technology and ways we may still be able to beat computers at their own games.

If you liked that, check this out: A recent NPR podcast highlights some similar examples on the question of whether manufacturing is dying in America, overtaken by our exponential development of technology.


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