The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment

The book, The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment by Martin Ford is an interesting read. Hinged around the Moores law that predicts the doubling of processing power every year, and compares growth in automation that has happened in the past to the events in the present and a possible near future. And No! its not a work of fiction.

The book takes a look at impact of processing power and innovation around it in varying layers, of economy, labor market, education. The automation has indeed replaced jobs in certain sectors, given example and implications of each. A the book keeps saying automation is going to replace humans in many fields and the readers mind keeps debating it, arguing as the book itself says "No robots cant replace humans...period". As I keep reading the zone of that wishful thinking begin to shrink gradually, but not yet entirely given up on the debate, i find my self reading on and debating on.

I haven't finished the book yet, so ill be updating this or write a new one about the book once i finish the read( God willing). Its my habit that i keep reading 2 to 3 books in parallel, usually one would be technical-job related book ish.. and may force myself to finish it off to cover the topic. The other book usually is of a casual content but enough to pull me seamlessly into living with the characters of the book.

...well that was me trying to explain the time taken to read the book, there is also another reason for delay, time is becoming an even scarce resource.... responsibilities...

In short all i can say is, this is one book you should read.


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