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.

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.

Chapter Index

00:00 | Intro
00:25 | Chapter Begins
11:37 | Outro


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  15. Robotic Nation, Marshall Brain.



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