The Technology Trap and the Future of Automation

The Technology Trap and the Future of Automation

Several years ago, an economic study drew attention everywhere from The Economist to Last Week Tonight . Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne’s 2013 paper “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?” tried to calculate how many different careers will be automated away in the near future. It concluded that 47 percent of American jobs are in danger. Now, six years later, Frey’s back with a book following up on the groundbreaking study.

The Technology Trap isn’t a direct successor to “The Future of Employment;” more like a prequel. It’s a study of how technology […]

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