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Concluding the Second Machine Age

With this post I come to the end of a public reading of Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age (previous posts). Reflecting on this final chapter, I was more interested in SMA-themed stories from the past week than on the … Continue reading

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How to survive our robot overlords

This week our reading of Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age advances to policy recommendations.  (If you haven’t followed along, here are all of the posts) Chapter 13: Policy Recommendations Here the authors focus on the short term, and their primary … Continue reading

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Technology versus workers, or technology for workers?

When will technology throw people out of work, and when can people use technology to improve their careers?  These are questions for this week’s reading from Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age (previous posts here). As before, there are … Continue reading

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How technology remixes socioeconomics: deeper into The Second Machine Age

How are new technological innovations changing the economy and society?  We continue reading of Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s recent book, The Second Machine Age (previous posts): From this week’s SMA-related news: I’ve been playing with the Expresso web application.  It’s a simple tool. … Continue reading

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Technological bounty and mismeasurement

This morning I continue with my online reading of Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age.  You can find previous posts here. Last week we left off with a discussion of innovation and artificial intelligence.  That sets the stage for this … Continue reading

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Innovation, machines, and you

How is digital technology changing how we innovate?  We continue reading Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s The Second Machine Age (previous posts). Chapter 5 shifts the book’s focus so far from technology as such to the problem of innovation.  “Innovation: Declining or Recombining?” begins … Continue reading

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The Second Machine Age, week two

I started an online reading of The Second Machine Age last week, and now we move on to chapters three and four. First, quick notes about a recent news stories that bear on SMA topics. Some people have been using … Continue reading

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Starting a reading of The Second Machine Age

Starting today I’m reading Brynjolfsson and McAfee’s recent book The Second Machine Age (2013; Amazon)*. I picked this book because it addresses a major challenge for the future of education: not only the general impact of digital technology, but the … Continue reading

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