Automation, Creative Destruction, and Your Job in Technology's Crosshairs
Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management discusses the concept of creative destruction, which explains the phenomenon of automation simultaneously wiping out existing industries while creating new ones in their place.
Andrew McAfee of the MIT Sloan School of Management recently visited Big Think to discuss a subject that's sure to fill readers with glee: robots destroying your jobs!
Okay, so maybe not glee. Perhaps dread. Or paranoia. The median American worker has a lot to fear, says McAfee, especially if they do what is described as "routine knowledge work." Those jobs exist in the sweet spot where technology is making its greatest inroads. McAfee explains in today's featured Big Think interview:
Sharon Salzberg, world-renowned mindfulness leader, teaches meditation at Big Think Edge.
- Sharon Salzberg teaches mindfulness meditation for Big Think Edge.
The navigation tool has placed a school in the sea, among other things.
- Google has apologized for the sudden instability of its maps in Japan.
- Speculation on the latter option caused Zenrin shares to drop 16% last Friday.
This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.
Chances are you're probably thinking about food right now in some capacity. Maybe it's close to dinner and you're wondering what you are going to eat. Maybe you had a really good lunch and are fondly reminiscing about your BLT, or whatnot. Or maybe, just maybe, you're thinking about not eating food for a while.
A new computer model solves a pair of Jovian riddles.
- Also unexplained has been the pair of asteroid clusters in front of and behind Jupiter in its orbit.
- Putting the two questions together revealed the answer to both.
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