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Second machine age: Will robots put us all out of work?

Sander Duivestein
April 29, 2014

Businesswoman Surrounded by Robots “Humanity is entering a second machine age. During the first, driven by the industrial revolution, machines took over all the muscle jobs. In their place though, technology created huge numbers of jobs where you had to use your brain. But a new book suggests that machines, in the shape of robots and computers, are about to take over most of these, with profound impacts on our society and economy.” BBC’s technology editor David Grossman has made a report about the book The Second Machine Age. It’s fascinating stuff. It will be one of the area’s we will discover in our new research “Design 2 Disrupt”.

About the author

Trend Watcher – New Media, Trend Analyst VINT | Netherlands
Sander Duivestein (1971) is a highly acclaimed and top-rated trendwatcher, an influential author, an acclaimed keynote speaker, a digital business entrepreneur, and a strategic advisor on disruptive innovations. His main focus is the impact of new technologies on people, businesses and society.


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