Futurist Martin Ford says intelligent machines will replace humans throughout the workforce, causing widespread unemployment and rattling the economy. His thought-provoking solution, a basic income for all, is gaining traction. getAbstract recommends this unflinching talk to economists, CEOs, investors, entrepreneurs and all those concerned about job automation.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why modern technology threatens more jobs than ever before,
- What happens when intelligent machines replace humans in the workforce and
- How a guaranteed basic income could stabilize future economies.
About the Speaker
Futurist Martin Ford wrote the best-selling Rise of the Robots and contributes to Harvard Business Review.
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