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What does the title "The Lights in the Tunnel" mean?

The book uses a unique approach: it creates a mental simulation (or imaginary video game) based on "lights in a tunnel" in order to help the reader visualize the future economic impact of job automation, offshoring and accelerating technology.

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About the Author

Martin Ford is the founder and CEO of a Silicon Valley based software development firm. He has over 25 years experience in the fields of computer engineering and software development. He holds an MBA degree from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



How does technology affect society?

How fast can we expect technological change to occur in the coming years and decades--and how will advancing technology affect society and the economy? Most of us have the sense that things are somehow changing more and more rapidly. The current global financial crisis illustrates how advancing computer technology can--by enabling the creation of exotic new "derivative" securities--amplify risk within our financial system. That, in turn, has had a dramatic impact on our economy, society, and quality of life. Is it likely that technology will ultimately bring about dramatic, permanent changes to both society and our economic system?



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How does technology affect society?

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