Radio Open Source: The End of Work with Ray Kurzweil, Andrew McAfee, Chris Lydon
The jobless economy: a fully automated, engineered, robotic system that doesn’t need you, or me either. Anything we can do, machines can do better — surgery, warfare, farming, finance. What’s to do? Shall we smash the machines, or go to the beach, or finally learn to play the piano?
- Ray Kurzweil: Director of Engineering at Google, futurist, inventor, and author of The Age of Spiritual Machinesand The Singularity Is Near.
- Andrew McAfee: Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT, author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.
- Charles Derber: sociologist and author of The Surplus American.
- Sarah Jaffe: journalist and host of Dissent’s labor podcast “Belabored”