Andrew McAfee is a principal research scientist at MIT. His 2014 book Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies (co-authored with Erik Brynjolfsson) was a New York Times bestseller and shortlisted for the FT and McKinsey business book of the year award.
He is the co-founder of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, and previously held positions as a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and as a professor at Harvard Business School.
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Technological progress offers enormous benefits to all of us, writes Andrew McAfee
White, middle class adults are killing themselves deliberately and inadvertently, quickly and slowly
Service has always been labour intensive but the technological barriers to automating it are falling
Tech progress makes initially expensive things cheaper, so hastens their spread