Thursday, January 30, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee and Ramez Naam
Surviving the Technology Revolution

Downstairs at Town Hall; Enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Brynjolfsson and McAfee

The Second Machine AgeTechnology is taking over–and as manpower is increasingly replaced by machinery, employment has decreased. There’s good news, though–according to Erik Brynjolfsson, “Growth isn’t dead.” In The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Brynjolfsson (and co-author Andrew McAfee) examine the ongoing technological revolution and its effect on the economy. In order to continue growing, we need to work with, not against new forms of technology. By coupling human and artificial intelligence, Brynjolfsson and McAfee–Director and Associate Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business–argue that it’s possible to create the blended working environment of the future through adapting work styles and revamping traditional education.

They’ll appear in conversation with Ramez Naam, professional technologist, CEO of Apex Nanotechnologies and author of The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet.

Presented by: Town Hall and University Bookstore as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Learn more: About Naam. About Brynjolfsson. About McAfee.

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