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:
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