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A groundbreaking new book looks at the economy, markets and technologies of the future. Available in paperback and PDF eBook versions. Examines leading edge technology such as artificial intelligence, robotics and nanotechnology and shows what the impact on the economy and job market is likley to be. Other questions addressed:
Is income inequality caused by job automation technology?
Is job automation one of the causes of economic recession?
Is technology a cause of unemployment?
Is the consumer debt problem related to technology in the workplace?
Is the world really flat? Will globalization and collaboration be the most important forces in the future? Or is there something bigger lurking?
Is the current recession related to advancing information technology?
Is the current recession related to job automation?
Is the disappearing middle class related to technology?
Is the dwindling middle class related to job automation and outsourcing?
Is the impending rise of China a myth?
Is the rise of the Chinese middle class a mirage?
Is training to be a knowledge worker a good bet for the future?
Predictions about Technology and the Future Economy
The future of factory automation
The future of industrial automation
How will job automation and robots impact the economy in the future? Will we have structural unemployment?< /FONT >
How will the offshore outsourcing trend evolve in the coming years? Does outsourcing cause unemployment?
What impact will technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and nanotechnology have on the job market? Will they lead to unemployment and low wages, or economic growth and prosperity?
Did technology play a significant role in the 2007 subprime meltdown and the subsequent global financial crisis, recession and skyrocketing unemployment? What role will technology play in recovery? The Luddites - were they right?
Which jobs and industries are likely to be most vulnerable to automation and offshoring / outsourcing?
Unemployment and Consumer Spending in the Future
The Future of Consumer Demand
What will the future job market look like?
Our Children's Future
Globalization. Collaboration. Telecommuting. Are these the economic forces that will shape the workplaces of the future?
What are the economic implications of advancing automation technology for developing nations such as China and India?
The primary economic trend in the future decades and century will be globalization. True or false?
Is the singularity really near? What is the economic impact of the technological singularity?
Will technology threaten democracy? Will capitalism work in the future? Will advancing technology lead to socialism?
Can technology solve climate change and global