Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy

Federico Pistono
13 reviews

About this ebook

You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever humans can do, but better.

That is the argument for a phenomenon called technological unemployment, one that is pervading modern society. But is that really the case? Or is it just a futuristic fantasy? What will become of us in the coming years, and what can we do to prevent a catastrophic collapse of society?

Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy explores the impact of technological advances on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse.

13 reviews
Rashid Mostafa
January 3, 2016
The first section of the book was informative and clear. Robots are going to remove many jobs from the economy. The last section of the book Solutions, ignored the main problem of the removal of jobs - the economy and the need to redistribute the wealth generated by the work robots do. This is a political problem, yet was treated as if a self-sufficient, educated mind set would solve everything. The revolution we need in taking back control of the wealth of the world is ignored.
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About the author

Federico Pistono is social entrepreneur, computer scientist, award-winning journalist, author, scientific educator, activist, and public speaker. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Verona, and in 2012 he graduated from Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Park. He's Founder and CEO of the e-learning startup Konoz, and author of the best-selling book "Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy", which has been featured on the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, The Huffington Post, Russia Today, TEDxTaipei, RAI Italian National TV, as well as many other TV and radio stations around the world.
The book has been praised by people such as Peter Diamandis, Founder and Chairman X PRIZE Foundation and New York Times best-selling author, Vivek Wadhwa (The Economist "Book of the Year”), NASA astronaut Dan Barry, and creator of the Sci-Fi Channel Kay Koplovitz; and it has been translated into Italian, Spanish, and German.
Federico's research has been utilized by major economic institutions, universities, and think tanks, such as the Society for Human Resource Management in collaboration with The Economist Intelligence Unit, and the Future of Work Summit in California, and has been referenced in academic research papers in the fields of Computer Science and Economics.
Since 2012 he's given dozens of lectures on the subject of his book at universities, symposia, and Fortune 500 Companies around the world, including Qualcomm, Telenor, the University of San Paolo, the Nobel Peace Centre, the University of Oslo, the International Education and Resource Network Summit, TEDxVienna, and Singularity University at NASA Ames in California.

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