Past Event

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: The Second Machine Age

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Tue, Jan 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Center for Digital Business; Co-author, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies; Twitter @erikbryn
Andrew McAfee, Blogger; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Digital Business; Co-author, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies; Twitter @amcafee
Andrew Leonard, Staff Writer, Salon; Twitter @koxinga21 – Moderator

Welcome to the modern age, where computers diagnose diseases, drive cars and write clean prose. Advances like these have created unprecedented economic bounty. Meanwhile, median income has stagnated and unemployment has risen. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee reveal the technological forces behind this economic sea change in what New York Times writer Thomas Friedman praised as their "fascinating new book," The Second Machine Age. As business researchers at MIT they predict that the path to prosperity lies in businesses and individuals using ingenuity to race with machines.

Also know: In association with the Club's Science & Technology MLF.