domenica 16 dicembre 2012

Federico Pistono - Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy - Kindle Edition, World, October 2012



You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever humans can do, but better.

That is the argument for a phenomenon called technological unemployment, one that is pervading modern society. But is that really the case? Or is it just a futuristic fantasy? What will become of us in the coming years, and what can we do to prevent a catastrophic collapse of society?

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse.


Federico Pistono is an author, scientific educator, social activist, blogger, and aspiring filmmaker. He has written on science, technology, Internet communities, artificial intelligence, and climate change. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Verona, and completed the online course at Stanford on Machine Learning. In 2012 he graduated from Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center, Silicon Valley, a special program whose aim to is solve humanity's grand challenges by leveraging exponentially growing technologies. He speaks regularly at TEDx events, schools, and symposia around the world. He's cofounder of the benefit corporation WiFli.


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