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The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work Kindle Edition
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"This speculative book attempts to describe the future of work and explain how to prepare for it. Baldwin lays out various different attributes of working life, according to the different talents and industries involved." -- Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs
"Richard Baldwin has written the best book yet on the new economic era we are entering. Any worker, company or government who doesn't want to be left behind should read and consider his arguments." -- Lawrence H. Summers
"With its focus on the scale, speed and scope of technological transformation, and its impact on employment, this book breaks new ground." -- Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister, 2007-2010
"Baldwin presents a compelling view of the future of work and the serious challenges ahead while there is still time to prepare. He wisely argues that we must protect workers, without necessarily protecting specific jobs as they become outdated, and that we must do more to help those who've been displaced by technology reenter the workforce and offer such individuals a strong safety net along the way."--Science magazine
"An important new book that delivers a timely warning to the world's business elite . . . confirms his place as one of the most important thinkers in this era of global disruption."
--James Crabtree, Financial Times
"'It might just save your life -- and your children's lives.The Globotics Upheaval is a manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity . . . His prose is snappy . . . as good a summary as you'll read of the techno-revolution that is about to hit us."
-- Sunday Times (U.K.)
"Baldwin has written an engaging and informative book that guides the reader through this disruptive technological change. The Globotics Upheaval distils complex ideas into measured and understandable language that readers with no prior understanding of artificial intelligence and economics will be able to digest."--The Times (U.K.)
"The first book I've come across that ties together the two main forces shaping our world--globalisation and technological change--in an accessible way."--Business Post
"This is a thought-provoking book by a leading expert on world trade."
--Martin Wolf, Financial Times
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute (Geneva), and Founder of VoxEU.org. He advises governments and international organizations around the world on globalization and trade policy issues, having served as a Senior Staff Economist for President George Bush's Council of Economic Advisors. His last book was The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- Publication date : January 9, 2019
- File size : 2697 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- ASIN : B07LFLMRXW
- Lending : Enabled
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition (January 9, 2019)
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #350,197 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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AI is still in an embryonic stage with noticeable developments as from 2016; yet a highlighted table still shows that it will take 50 more years till robots replce humans; I would be 100 by then !
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Firstly the quality of Baldwin’s English is so bad, it made me question his credentials. Points are made inarticulately (e.g. “Since the “head workers” were already better off than the “hand workers,”[sic] a technology which favored brains over brawn favored the few were already favored, while disfavoring the many who weren’t”. (WHAT!?)
He also tries to sound profound with statements like “...or was 2016 another turning point in history that failed to turn”.
Secondly his arguments are oversimplified, careless, and just lazy, bordering on being non-sequiturs. His analysis of the the Trump and Brexit votes are hugely over-simplified, in a nutshell saying that it was down to uneducated people disaffected by technological changes and inadequate government policy in smoothing out disruption to labour markets; totally ignoring structural issues with the EU (e.g. single currency issues and the lack of monetary policy sovereignty of member states), and its anti competitive policies.
He then jumps from this poorly worded spiel to the conclusion: ‘Technology did it!’ WTF? You wouldn’t get away with this at degree level!
The one useful thing this book does is present cases of technological disruption in the workplace.