Robots Will Steal Your Job

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK is an audiobook that 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. Written by Federico Pistono and read by Ian R Buck.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Episode #11

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In most of the industrialized world, the "pursuit of happiness" is considered to be an inalienable right. But our current economic system is not set up to allow everyone the opportunity to pursue happiness.

Work Identity

Episode #10

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Society has ingrained in us that the most important aspect of our identities is our job.

Unemployment Tomorrow

Episode #9

Many argue that as new technologies eliminate jobs, they create new jobs. This chapter analyzes why that is an unlikely outcome with automation this widespread.

Social Acceptance

Episode #8

Technologies that are quite useful and safe do not always achieve widespread social acceptance. In this chapter we explore why that is.

Evidence of Automation

Episode #7

The signs of automation taking over our economy are already showing themselves in our world.

Artificial Intelligence

Episode #6

Artificial intelligence is already stealing many of our jobs, but not the ones you might think of.

Intelligence

Episode #5

What does it mean to compare machine intelligence to human intelligence, and does it even matter when it comes to the workplace?

Information Technology

Episode #4

Now that we understand the nature of exponential growth, we can look at how it applies to the advancement of information technology.

Exponential Growth

Episode #3

Most people do not fully grasp the implications of exponential growth. Federico presents us with some examples to help illustrate it.

The Luddite Fallacy

Episode #2The Fringe #511

The idea that machines steal jobs is not a new one. The Luddite movement goes back to 19th century England; is there weight to their argument, or is it all just a fallacy?