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The Lights in the
The book uses a unique approach: it creates a mental simulation (or imaginary
video game) based on "lights in a tunnel" in order to help the
reader visualize the future economic impact of robotics and other job automation technologies.
About the Author
|Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based
software development firm. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of
computer design and software development. He holds a computer engineering degree from
the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from the University
of California, Los Angeles.
Will massive unemployment due to
technological advance bring on a new
new must-read book reveals how computers, robots, software
automation and artificial intelligence are poised to
eliminate millions of jobs and lead to massive structural
unemployment and the possibility
of a new economic depression in the relatively near future.
THE LIGHTS IN THE
TUNNEL, written by a Silicon Valley computer
engineer, gives you an inside track on what may be the most
important economic development of the twenty-first century.
You will learn:
Why tens of millions of the
jobs held by average people will ultimately be threatened by
job automation as the capability of machines and computers
continues to relentlessly improve.
Why additional training and/or a college degree may
NOT protect you from the threat of job
automation and may, if fact, even make you more
How robotic and machine learning technologies may
combine with offshoring to eliminate even
Which types of jobs and
careers are likely to be safest from automation and offshoring and
which will be among the first to be automated.
Why economists and policy makers are either completely
oblivious to the looming structural unemployment crisis—or in denial.
How staggering increases in unemployment,
low wages and plunging consumer spending may bring
on an economic depression and financial crisis far more severe than the current
fiction-like intelligent machines and robots are not
necessary for most jobs to be automated—this could
happen long before we expect it.
Why much of the conventional wisdom about
globalization, the future of countries like China, and
the shape of the twenty-first century is almost certainly
What the future of college
education will look like—and what accelerating
technology will mean for our children when it is their
turn to enter the job market.
Specific policy recommendations that will help avoid the
coming economic depression and instead leverage the economic realities of the
future to drive overall prosperity and address global
issues like poverty and climate change.
are an investor, a business owner, a parent, or if you simply
want to hold on to your job, you can't afford not to read THE
LIGHTS IN THE TUNNEL.
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