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does the title "The Lights in the Tunnel"
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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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.
Is Economists' belief in the Luddite
reasonable in the face
of exponentially advancing information technology?
Economists almost universally believe in
something called the "Luddite fallacy" -- which basically
says that advancing technology will always create more jobs
than it destroys. In other words, any fear that technology
will never cause widespread, long term unemployment is a
fallacy. This has always been true in the past. Will it hold
true indefinitely? Will advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial
intelligence (AI) ultimately change the economic rules?
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Economists' belief in the Luddite fallacy still reasonable in the face of exponentially advancing information
how fast will technology change in the