Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK Audiobook

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK Audiobook

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Technological Convergence


#19: Making the Future
May 10 • 29 min
Now that we have sorted out how we want the economy to work in the future, let’s discuss what we can do to help bring about those changes.
#18: Practical Advice for Everyone
May 3 • 58 min
Now that we have thoroughly explored how the economy is going to be changing in the near future, let’s discuss what you can do today to help yourself transition into this brave new world.
#17: The Purpose of Life
Apr 26 • 9 min
If our life’s purpose is not the work we do, then what is it?
#16: Work and Happiness
Apr 19 • 17 min
If acquiring more and more money won’t make people happier, and they cannot compete with automation in the workplace, can we simply provide people with basic amenities to make them happy? It is a little more complicated than that.
#15: Happiness
Apr 12 • 15 min
One of the reasons that pursuing the hedonic treadmill is that our brains are wired to create happiness for us, regardless of the events around us.
#14: Income and Happiness
Apr 5 • 10 min
There is a bit more nuance to the question of whether income can affect your happiness. It comes down to the difference between emotional well-being and life satisfaction.
#13: Growth and Happiness
Mar 29 • 16 min
Does making more money make us happier? Turns out that once we have met a certain threshold of our needs, making more money does not increase happiness.
#12: The Scorpion and the Frog
Mar 22 • 6 min
A short parable to illustrate that sometimes things just are what they are.
#11: The Pursuit of Happiness
Mar 15 • 14 min
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.
#10: Work Identity
Mar 8 • 14 min
Society has ingrained in us that the most important aspect of our identities is our job.
#9: Unemployment Tomorrow
Mar 1 • 24 min
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.
#8: Social Acceptance
Feb 22 • 13 min
Technologies that are quite useful and safe do not always achieve widespread social acceptance. In this chapter we explore why that is.
#7: Evidence of Automation
Feb 15 • 60 min
The signs of automation taking over our economy are already showing themselves in our world.
#6: Artificial Intelligence
Feb 8 • 14 min
Artificial intelligence is already stealing many of our jobs, but not the ones you might think of.
#5: Intelligence
Feb 1 • 8 min
What does it mean to compare machine intelligence to human intelligence, and does it even matter when it comes to the workplace?
#4: Information Technology
Jan 25 • 10 min
Now that we understand the nature of exponential growth, we can look at how it applies to the advancement of information technology.
#3: Exponential Growth
Jan 18 • 14 min
Most people do not fully grasp the implications of exponential growth. Federico presents us with some examples to help illustrate it.
#2: The Luddite Fallacy
Jan 11 • 10 min
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?
#1: Unemployment Today
Jan 4 • 12 min
Federico takes us through unemployment trends leading up to 2012.
#0: Introduction
Dec 28, 2018 • 5 min
You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers…